A novel report unveiled last week in the British Medical Journal has linked calcium supplements with heart diseases. The report has warned that a regular use of calcium pills can render one at a boosted risk of heart attack.
As osteoporosis can be witnessed to be a soaring health concern among the elderly, use of calcium supplements have marked a rise.
The study conducted by an international team involved 12,000 patients and reviewed 11 studies on calcium supplements. The analysis linked calcium supplements with a
30% boosted risk of heart attack, especially among those who also intake a high mineral level from their diet.
The study has been reported to include calcium supplements without vitamin D.
Cardiologist Dr. Norman Lepor has outlined that despite the fact that calcium plays a vital role in redeveloping bones, yet, calcium supplements alone cannot be deemed to be very effective.
"Calcium alone may not improve bone health and it really has to be in combination with vitamin D", he added.
However, the study claimed that consuming calcium in one's daily diet is not linked with a boosted risk of heart attack. Researchers have advised to take more of calcium-rich foods.
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