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My good friend, cardiologist Helme Silvet MD, alerted me to research published 7/29/10 in the British Journal of Medicine stating that Calcium may increase risk of myocardial infarction – i.e. heart attack.
|What is already known on this topic
- Calcium supplements are commonly taken by older people for skeletal health
- A randomised placebo controlled trial suggested calcium supplements might increase the risk of myocardial infarction and cardiovascularevents
What this study adds
- A meta-analysis of trials totalling 12 000 participants found that calcium supplements increase the risk of myocardial infarction by about 30%
- Given the modest benefits of calcium supplements on bone density and fracture prevention, a reassessment of the role of calcium supplementsin the management of osteoporosis is warranted
Pretty big deal so please take that off of our recipe to being a friend to yourself.
Onward and upward my friends! Be a friend to yourself!