Tip of the Week: Calcium supplements may raise heart attack risk

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-06-06 22:59:31 -0500
Started 2012-06-01 22:27:20 -0500

Yet another study draws an association with calcium supplements and increased heart attack risk. The study suggest using natural dietary sources if you need extra calcium for safety. You can read more about the study here.

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/621...

Anyone here currently taking calcium supplements? Let's talk!

HH


4 replies

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2012-06-04 21:27:19 -0500 Report

I'm taking calcium supplements as I'm lactose intolerant, and can not handle dairy. I take 2 600mg tablets twice a day with 2, 1000mg tablet of vitamin D3. I have both osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. Do to the fact I can not drink dairy.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-06-04 22:57:28 -0500 Report

re1ndeer,

Good strategy to include the Vitamin D to complement the calcium. There is a misconception that dairy os the only good source of dietary calcium. Here are more great sources if you are concerned abot calcium supplements!

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/623-5-best-natural-sources-of-calcium-for-healthy-bones

HH

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2012-06-04 23:39:35 -0500 Report

The article was very informative, the baked beans, oatmeal, and nuts, I can handle. The soybeans, and tofu, because I'm hypothyroid, are not good for me.
The Greens, collard etc. because of a vitamin K issue and being on warfarin, could screw up my INR. ( I also, take a vitamin K pill, prescribed by my doctor along with the warfarin)

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