Calcium supplements might hurt your heart, study finds

A new study from John Hopkins University suggests that those who take Calcium supplements are 22% more likely to develop heart problems. Though it’s not yet immediately clear what caused the correlation, the effect wasn’t observed in people who had consumed similarly large amounts of Calcium from Calcium-rich foods in their diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • A new study adds to evidence that calcium supplements — but not calcium from food — might be bad for your heart.
  • At the same time, a second study shows Americans still have faith in their supplements.
  • About half take supplements of some sort, despite dozens of studies showing they do not help most healthy people at all and can often be harmful.

“About half take supplements of some sort, despite dozens of studies showing they do not help most healthy people at all and can often be harmful.”

http://www.today.com/health/calcium-supplements-might-hurt-your-heart-study-finds-t103811