Heart photoA new study published in the British Medical Journal followed 61,433 women from a Swedish mammography cohort study over a period of 19 years to determine if an association exists between long-term calcium intake and death, cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. Total calcium intake included both diet and supplement use as reported through food frequency questionnaires. An overall calcium intake greater than 1,400mg/day was associated with a higher risk of mortality including death from cardiovascular and ischemic heart disease, but not stroke. How will the results of this study affect how you counsel patients on their daily calcium intake?

For more information, please see originial article in BMJ

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