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2013-02-05

Calcium Supplements Safe for Women

Here is a very short post to quickly discuss a new study that's confirmed the most recent study calcium - heart attack link, published late 2012, which showed calcium supplements are indeed safe to consume and that no direct causal effect has ever been found between calcium supplements and cardiovascular disease.

Not only did this new study show no adverse cardiovascular link with calcium and vitamin D supplements in women, but it found that those who supplemented had a 38% lower risk of hip fracture. Further, the data even suggested that there may also be a reduced risk of breast cancer (although results were inconclusive).

The data came from the Women's Health Initiative that looked at over 36,000 postmenopausal women over a 12-year span.

So continue to take your calcium supplements, but remember to consume adequate amounts of vitamin K!

Click HERE to read more on this topic and other studies on calcium.

Source: Health risks and benefits from calcium and vitamin D supplementation: Women's Health Initiative clinical trial and cohort study

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