Cal­cium heart at­tack link is found

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

CAL­CIUM sup­ple­ments, taken by mil­lions of el­derly peo­ple and post­menopausal women to pre­vent bone thin­ning, may dou­ble the risk of hav­ing a heart at­tack, a study has found. Re­searchers warned that the pills should be “taken with cau­tion”, and ex­perts com­ment­ing on the find­ings ques­tioned their safety. Pre­vi­ous stud­ies linked higher cal­cium in­take with a re­duc­tion of heart dis­ease risk fac­tors such as high blood pres­sure, obe­sity and­type 2 di­a­betes. But the new re­search from Ger­many points to a vi­tal dif­fer­ence be­tween di­etary cal­cium from sources such as milk, cheese, greens and kale, and sup­ple­ments.

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