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Housecall for Health: Calcium Pill Heart Risk

Could taking calcium supplements put your heart at risk?

FOX News Radio’s Hank Weinbloom reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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Calcium. It’s good for you, but it can also be bad for you.  You need calcium to keep your bones strong, but a study in the journal “Heart” finds that people who take calcium pills are far more likely to have a heart attack than those who don’t.

The researchers say calcium supplements can flood your bloodstream.  They advise calcium supplements should be taken with caution, and a better option might be to eat a balanced diet that includes foods rich in calcium.

Housecall for Health. I’m Hank Weinbloom, FOX News Radio.




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