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Calcium supplements increase the risk of heart disease

November 17, 2017 15:45

Bad calciumAccording to the National Institutes of Health, about 43% of people in the US are taking calcium supplements, even though there is no evidence that they strengthen bone health. To be able to get an idea of ​​the problem, the researchers analyzed the medical records of 2,700 people over the past ten years.

Approximately 20% of people taking more than 1,400 mg of calcium per day were 27% less likely to develop heart disease, compared with 20% of the subjects - with a dose of less than 400 mg of mineral substances on a daily basis.

However, later it was found that those who have made a choice in favor of more dietary supplements, were more prone to coronary heart disease than those who consumed foods rich in calcium.

Dr. Erin Michos (Erin Michos) of Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins), said that the Americans use various dietary supplements - vitamins and minerals.

Most people in the US believe that there is nothing wrong with that, to get more daily doses of calcium to improve bone health. However, as reported in earlier studies, excessive amounts of mineral substances harmful to the health of blood vessels and heart muscle.

According to previous scientific research it is known that calcium in the form of dietary supplements does not reach the bone, especially in the elderly. Mineral matter in its entirety is not excreted in the urine, eventually accumulating in the body soft tissues.

John Anderson, a nutritionist and author of the study, noted that there is a huge difference between the calcium in foods and dietary supplements in this element.

"Based on the information obtained, we can say that a healthy diet which contains foods that are high in calcium, good for the heart - Dr. Michos said -. But people should take seriously the use of dietary supplements, to understand the correct dosage . "

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (Journal of the American Heart Association) October 11 was funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute).

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