Thursday, March 20, 2008

Calcium supplements

There is debate going on about safety of calcium supplements. The study published in British Medical Journal claims that taking calcium increases the risk of heart attacks. One of the other studies was showing a 40 per cent increase in the risk of heart attacks from the women who took calcium. Calcium supplements are often prescribed by doctors and have long been associated with better bone health, with many international trials showing a regular intake of calcium helps to cut the risk of broken bones in the elderly by almost a quarter. However buildup of calcium in blood vessels and heart valves increases a person's risk of heart disease but until now, the relationship between dietary calcium and cardiovascular problems is remaining uncertain.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Study fair at the Health Sciences 30th anniversary celebrations
When: 31 October 2009, 11am - 4pm
Where: Cumberland Campus, 75 East Street Lidcombe

11:15 PM  

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