“Calcium is a necessary mineral for bone health. This current study of calcium supplements shows no association with calcification of arteries. ” Mark Rosenberg, MD
Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
HealthyAnswers.com reports new findings on the subject of calcium supplements. No evidence that calcium supplements caused calcified heart artery plaques was reported according to a new study out of a division of Harvard Medical School. As a result, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that people could rest assured in taking calcium supplements and offered their guidelines: 1,200 mg for women over 50/ men over 70; 1,000 mg for men aged 50-70.
Earlier in September 2012, HealthyAnswers.com published an article, Why You May Want To Stop Taking Calcium Supplements. In it, they warned readers of the possible danger of calcium supplements causing heart attacks – especially in postmenopausal women over 60. These warnings were results of research out of the German/Swiss branches of EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) reported earlier this year by ABC World News Report [Calcium Supplements Linked To Heart Attack Risk, May 2012].
HealthyAnswers.com resident medical expert, Mark Rosenberg, M.D., states, “The current findings, backed up by the Institute of Medicine, suggest that you can safely take calcium supplements according to their guidelines. I would just add one additional guideline to theirs and that is to take no more than 1,200 mg, in divided 300 mg doses, 4 times a day. Your body can better absorb calcium a little at a time.”
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