Friday, July 30, 2010
CALCIUM INCREASES RISK OF HEART ATTACK !!!!
These tiny tablets which carry concentrated doses of calcium were also associated with higher incidences of stroke and death, but they were not statistically significant.
Reid and colleagues in Britain and the United States conducted a meta-analysis encompassing 11 studies that tracked nearly 12,000 elderly people over four years.
"What we found was a 30 percent increase in heart attacks in the people who were randomized to take calcium," Reid said.
"People have always focused on fat levels in the blood as driving that process (plaque formation) but there is increasing evidence now that calcium levels in the blood might drive that as well," he added.