Healthy Living

Jun 4, 2014 7:54 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Study finds calcium supplements aren't harmful to heart health

New research finds calcium supplements are safe when it comes to heart health.

Recent studies have raised concerns that calcium may be linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but data on more than 74,000 women found no such risk during 25 years of follow up. Supplements were actually associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

Researchers still prefer women get their 12 milligrams of daily calcium through food intake, and patients should talk with their doctor about whether calcium supplements are right for them.

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