After years of hearing that we should consume more calcium and supplement our diets with calcium pills, a new study questions that advice and suggests that calcium supplements may increase the risk of having a heart attack.
Calcium supplements have been widely accepted by physicians and the public as a safe and natural way to prevent osteoporosis. Is it time to take a second look at this philosophy?
Dietary calcium is absorbed in low doses throughout the day while calcium supplements cause a spike in blood calcium levels which may ultimately deposit too much of the mineral in the body at one time, causing harm.
via Health – Beth Fontenot – Calcium: Good; Calcium Supplements: Not So Much – The Atlantic.