Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 5th, 2011
The findings suggest that their use in managing osteoporosis should be re-assessed.
Calcium supplements are often prescribed to older (postmenopausal) women to maintain bone health. Sometimes they are combined with vitamin D, but it's still unclear whether taking calcium supplements, with or without vitamin D, can affect the heart.
The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study - a seven-year trial of over 36,000 women - found no...
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