Calcium supplements may raise heart a...

Calcium supplements may raise heart attack risk

There are 5 comments on the USA Today story from May 23, 2012, titled Calcium supplements may raise heart attack risk. In it, USA Today reports that:

Taking a calcium supplement to help prevent bones from thinning puts people at a greater risk for heart attacks, says a report out today in the journal Heart .

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Rica Canes

West Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 8, 2012
I believe this has something to do with excessive consumption of calcium supplements so this may be avoided through taking it in moderation.
Jade Lopez

Chicago, IL

#2 Jun 21, 2012
This is something that I've heard about and researched on. It's very difficult to stay healthy as we grow older but the solution as always seems to be never to immediately resort to medication. Always consider non-medical alternatives first like diet and exercise before taking meds which could impair your health as much as it helps you.
#3 Aug 16, 2012
There is indeed a difference between calcium from supplementations and calcium from natural foods, as some experts would say. This article may prove beneficial to people who stand at risk of osteoporosis. Learning to get calcium from the right sources may somehow help patients veer away from the side effects that have been linked to osteoporosis drugs such as Fosamax. Related material from may be of great help.
Neil S

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Oct 6, 2012
Heart attack is a serious matter and often for many people who are trying to avoid osteoporosis by taking calcium supplements the risk they put their hearts in taking excessive calcium. For more on osteoporosis read this:

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Dec 7, 2012
Previous research based on stronger study designs has also supported a link between calcium supplements and heart disease. If you are considering taking calcium supplements, you need to base your decision on your own circumstances, balancing the benefits with the potential risks. However, Fosamax is also used to prevent bone problems, such as osteoporosis. Individuals with osteoporosis are concerned about taking Fosamax to treat their bone disorder due to its possible link to unusual bone fractures, especially to post-menopausal women. You may refer at for more information.

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