Study links calcium to increased heart attack, stroke risk for women

04/19/2011 | Washington Post, The

Data on 16,718 women indicate that those who took calcium supplements alone or in combination with vitamin D after enrolling in the Women's Health Initiative study were 13% to 22% more likely to experience heart problems. Researchers, whose study appears in the British Medical Journal, also did a meta-analysis of 13 other studies and found that calcium-supplement use was tied to elevated risks of heart attacks and strokes.

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