Calcium Supplements: Ask Your Doctor

A recent study suggests that taking calcium supplements may increase the risk of having a heart attack.

The large study, published in the journal Heart, found that people who regularly took the supplements were 86 percent more likely to have a heart attack compared to those who did not take the supplement.

The study’s findings present a dilemma for thousands of people who take calcium supplements to improve their bone health. Before taking any supplement, seek your doctor’s advice.

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