Ask The Doctors: May 2013

Calcium and heart disease …Irradiated Plastic... Bone Density Testing

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AA recent study published in the online version of BMJ (February 13, 2013) suggests that high intakes of calcium (including diet and supplements) in women are associated with higher risk of death from all causes, particularly cardiovascular disease, compared to those with lower calcium intake. In a review of more than 60,000 Swedish women throughout almost 20 years, the researchers found that those who ingested a high-calcium diet (at least 1,400 milligrams per day) and also took calcium supplement tablets (500 milligrams daily) were more than twice as likely to die during the study as those whose diets contained between 600 and 999 milligrams of calcium daily.
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