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Cal­cium Cuts Death Risk

Pre­vi­ously, a num­ber of stud­ies have sug­gested that cal­cium helps to im­prove lipid pro­files and re­duce el­e­vated blood pres­sure. How­ever, con­flict­ing data ex­ist re­gard­ing the risk­ben­e­fit of cal­cium sup­ple­men­ta­tion on mor­tal­ity. Lisa Langsetmo, from McGill Univer­sity (Canada), and col­leagues ex­am­ined data col­lected on 9,033 subjects en­rolled in the Cana­dian Mul­ti­cen­tre Os­teo­poro­sis Study (CaMOS) which had a 10­year fol­low­up dur­ing which 1,160 deaths oc­curred. The re­searchers found that daily cal­cium sup­ple­ments up to 1000 mg re­duced mor­tal­ity among the women, and the re­sults were inconclusive for sup­ple­men­tal in­take ex­ceed­ing that amount. Con­se­quently, the study au­thors sub­mit that: “Cal­cium sup­ple­ments, up to 1000 mg/d, and in­creased di­etary in­take of cal­cium may be as­so­ci­ated with re­duced risk of mor­tal­ity in women.” Ref: Cal­cium and Vi­ta­min D In­take and Mor­tal­ity: Re­sults from the Cana­dian Mul­ti­cen­tre Os­teo­poro­sis Study (CaMos). JCEM, May 23, 2013.

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