Strong Bones, but Weak Heart

A reanalysis of just over half of the women in the Women’s Health Initiative Calcium/Vitamin D Supplementation Study has found a modest increased risk of myocardial infarction and stoke in those taking calcium supplements with or without Vitamin D.These researchers also found no relation between the dose of supplements being taken, and cited evidence from several other studies that support their findings. This data questions the assumption that a supplement won’t hurt and might help. 

PositiveTip: Eating calcium-rich foods, exposure to adequate sunlight, and ample physical exercise may be the safest course to strengthen bones.