More evidence is required before concluding that calcium supplements raise heart disease risk in older women due to contradictory results

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 21, 2011

Source:

Calcium Builds Bones But May Weaken Heart

Reference:

Primary source: BMJ
Source reference:
Bolland M, et al “Calcium supplements with or without vitamin D and risk of cardiovascular events: reanalysis of the Women’s Health Initiative limited access dataset and meta-analysis” BMJ 2011; 342: d2040.

Additional source: BMJ
Source reference:
Abrahamsen B “Do calcium plus vitamin D supplements increase cardiovascular risk?” BMJ 2011; 342: d2080.

 

 

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