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Calcium Supplements May Boost Heart Attack Risk

Calcium supplements could increase your risk of a heart attack. A study has found that people who take the supplements are 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack.

Data from 11 trials also suggested that the supplements were not very effective at preventing bone fractures.

According to BBC News:

“The study recommends doctors review their use of calcium supplements for managing osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Society said most people should be able to get enough calcium through their diets, rather than reaching for the medicine cabinet. The researchers said those who had a diet naturally high in calcium were at no increased danger.”

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