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Calcium pills 'may raise' heart risk

Calcium pills increase risk of heart attacks,” BBC News reported. It said a study has found that people taking the supplements are 30% more likely to have a heart attack.

This research combined the results from 11 placebo-controlled trials of calcium supplementation. Researchers looked at the numbers of heart attacks and strokes in 11,921 participants over an average of four years. In total, 296 people had a heart attack, of whom 166 were taking calcium supplements compared with 130 taking placebo. More …