More evidence is required before concluding that calcium supplements raise heart disease risk in older women due to contradictory results

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 21, 2011


Calcium Builds Bones But May Weaken Heart


Primary source: BMJ
Source reference:
Bolland M, et al “Calcium supplements with or without vitamin D and risk of cardiovascular events: reanalysis of the Women’s Health Initiative limited access dataset and meta-analysis” BMJ 2011; 342: d2040.

Additional source: BMJ
Source reference:
Abrahamsen B “Do calcium plus vitamin D supplements increase cardiovascular risk?” BMJ 2011; 342: d2080.