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Calcium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

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  1. Egyptian Doctor

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    Calcium and Heart Disease: Is Taking Calcium Supplements a Risk?

    In a study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers carried out a meta-analysis of eleven different studies involving 12,000 people - looking at calcium and heart disease risk. They found that men and women who took calcium supplements had a thirty percent higher incidence of heart disease and heart attack. This held true only for people taking calcium in supplement form, not those who got their calcium through dietary sources.

    Why Would Taking Calcium Increase the Risk of Heart Disease?

    When a person takes in too much calcium, it may be deposited in arteries and vessels that supply blood to the heart. When this calcium combines with cholesterol, atherosclerosis or hard plaques can form in the arteries. If conditions are right, these plaques can rupture, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Not a good situation for the person unfortunate enough to experience it.

    Should You Take Calcium Supplements?

    This meta-analysis isn
     

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    Re: Calcium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Heart Attac

    Thanks for the topic
    but i think that you mean calcium more than the therapeutic levels
     

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    If you are planning to opt for various nutritional supplements then the best way is to look in for a good physician so as to supply your body with the right amount of supplements at a right age. So, if you are planning to look in for a good quality nutritional supplement then make a search about reputed companies available online.
     

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    very niceeeeeee
     

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    good topic
     

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    Using calcium supplements does not seem as harmless as thought, declare physicians that have discovered the supplements could raise the chance of heart attack. The chance of having a heart attack nearly doubled among calcium supplements users compared to non-users, after considering other factors that were very likely to influence the outcomes.
     

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