How you consume your calcium makes a difference to your heart

Calcium supplements increase the risk of heart disease while a calcium-rich diet protects against it, a new study has found. Researchers from John Hopkins analysed the medical records of 2700 people over 10 years. How you consume your calcium makes a difference. Photo: iStock At the outset of the study, the participants completed in-depth questionnaires about their diet (specifically looking for calcium-rich foods like cereals, dairy products and leafy greens) as well as what supplements and drugs they took daily. Heart scans were also taken before and after the study period, to examine plaque in the arteries. After adjusting for other…
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