Calcium supplements 'dramatically increase risk of heart attacks'
Calcium supplements increase your risk of having a heart attack, new research warns.
More than half of women aged 60 and above take the pills to keep their bones strong.
However, a 10-year study at Johns Hopkins University has concluded these boosters tend to drive up the levels of plaque buildup in the arteries - putting pressure on the heart.
As a result, their data showed, users were 22 per cent more likely to have a heart attack.
'When it comes to using vitamin and mineral supplements, particularly calcium supplements being taken for bone health, many Americans think that more is always... read more
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