New research shows what women take to address one health concern may put them at greater risk for another.

FOX's Jane Metzler has the details:

It's a debate that's gone on for nearly a decade: whether calcium supplements increase the risk of heart disease. About 43% of adults take them to help strengthen their bones.

An extensive new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association now links calcium supplements to plaque buildup in the arteries, which increase the risk of a heart attack. Researchers suspect it's because the body metabolizes supplements and calcium-rich foods differently.

Cardiologists from Johns Hopkins and other universities tracked nearly three thousand people over ten years, finding 22 percent who took supplements had a greater risk of developing heart disease, those who got their calcium from foods and supplements reduced that risk by 27 percent.

Jane Metzler, FOX News.

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