Women with high calcium levels are at twice the risk of dying from heart disease than those with ‘normal’ levels, scientists warn.
research adds to evidence that calcium supplements could be doing more
harm than good in people with adequate intakes by overloading the body. Hundreds of thousands of women over 50 take supplements for preventing osteoporosis, or thinning bones.
But the latest research shows women
with calcium intakes at least double the recommended level are at high
risk of death from all causes, particularly cardiovascular disease.
from Uppsala University in Sweden studied 61,443 Swedish women aged 50
and over for an average of 19 years, including their calcium intake from
diet and supplements. Average
intake among those with lowest levels was 572mg per day (the equivalent
of five slices of cheese), rising to 2,137mg per day among those
Source - Daily Mail