Calcium supplements, heart health linked in men

pills-genericProtecting your bones may break your heart.

A new study links bone-strengthening calcium supplements with an increased risk for heart disease.

The National Institutes of Health compiled the data on 400,000 middle-aged men.

Men who took more than 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day were 20 percent more likely to die of heart-related causes than those who did not take calcium supplements.

Men who got their calcium from food did not have a higher heart risk.

 

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