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Friday, 30 July 2010

Calcium supplements associated with heart attacks, however dietary calcium prevents heart attacks

Published 29 July 2010, British Medical journal doi:10.1136/bmj.c3691

Effect of calcium supplements on risk of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular events: meta-analysis
Mark J Bolland, senior research fellow1, Alison Avenell, clinical senior lecturer2, John A Baron, professor3, Andrew Grey, associate professor1, Graeme S MacLennan, senior research fellow2, Greg D Gamble, research fellow1, Ian R Reid, professor1
1 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92 019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand, 2 Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, 3 Department of Medicine, and Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, NH, USA

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The authors concluded that calcium supplements are associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, but noted that people who consumed the most dietary calcium had a 30-40% LOWER risk of having a fatal heart attack or stroke as compared to those who consumed the least, espeically if the calcium intake was from dairy sources.

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