Rethink calcium supplements

There was an NIH study of 388,000 people, both men and women.  Calcium supplements were caused to increase the risk of cardiovascular death in men.  In women, no association was found between calcium supplements and cardiovascular death.

Dietary calcium–calcium from food– was not found to increase this risk.

Take home message: the safest source of calcium is in food.  Men should not take calcium supplements.

Want more details?  JAMA Internal Med. 2013

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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