Calcium supplements unhealthy for men - - Jackson, MS

Calcium supplements unhealthy for men

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

New research reveals men who take high amounts of calcium supplements are at an increased of risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. 

The danger does not come from dietary calcium but rather with large dosages of calcium supplements often taken by the elderly to prevent bone loss.

Men who took more than 1,000 milligrams a day had a higher risk of total cardiovascular death especially heart disease.

There was no such link in women.

-Study led by researchers at National Cancer Institute and published in 'JAMA Internal Medicine'

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