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Calcium supplements and fracture prevention

by jmiller on October 29, 2013

In this New England Journal of Medicine “Clinical Pracitce” summation (Oct. 17) , the potential benefits and harms of calcium intake are reviewed.  Several studies have raised concerns about a possible increase in cardiovascualr ris associated with calcium supplementation as well as nephrolithiasis. Pending further data, “a reasonable approach is to preferentially encourage dietary calcium intake and discourage the routine use of calcium supplements”. click here to view full-text.

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