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Study Linking Calcium Intake With Higher Risk Of Heart Attack Is “Absurd”

August 3, 2010: 11:31 AM EST
Recent research findings from New Zealand showing that calcium supplements boost the risk of heart attacks are flawed, according to an Australian expert on calcium metabolism. Prof. Ian Reid’s analysis of 11 studies involving 12,000 people found a link between calcium supplements and a 30 percent higher risk of heart attack, no matter the age groups, sex or supplement type. But Prof. Chris Nordin of the Royal Adelaide Hospital said the findings are misleading and statistically insignificant because they included men and women. Men are more susceptible to heart attacks than women, he said. And postmenopausal women need calcium much more than men. “So it is absurd to publish a study of the effect of calcium on the heart without separating men from women," he said.
Sophie Scott, "Calcium supplement heart attack study 'absurd'", ABC , August 03, 2010, © ABC
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