Synthetic calcium supplements are associated with an increased risk of heart attack, according to a meta-analysis of cardiovascular events in randomised trials of calcium supplements. Calcium from food, however, is protective against cardiovascular disease. If you are still taking the long recommended 1000mg calcium per day to prevent osteoporosis, you could be increasing your chance of heart attack from the synthetic calcium clogging your coronary arteries. Learn about your choices and best measures to preserve heart and bone health at Blue Star Clinic.
Bolland et al, British Medical Journal, August 31, 2010.