Calcium supplements may damage the heart

A 10-year analysis of 2700 people reveals calcium-rich food appears to be healthy but calcium supplements may increase the risk for heart damage and plaque buildup.  An estimated 43% of US adults take a supplement that includes calcium.  [Journal American Heart Association Oct 2016]  Dietary supplement advocates are going to think this report is generated by the anti-supplement movement and Big Pharma.  But no, it is calcium, not cholesterol, that stiffens arteries and induces heart disease.  [Lew Rockwell]

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