McGill study to determine if calcium supplements increase risk of cardiovascular events
Make no bones about it, calcium is essential for good health. Get enough calcium in your diet and chances are your bones will be stronger and denser, helping protect against fractures and osteoporosis. But what about calcium supplements? Some recent research reports a possible association between calcium supplements and an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.
McGill researchers are currently conducting a one-year study specifically designed to investigate if calcium supplements have a different effect on vascular health in postmenopausal women compared to calcium obtained from food.
Registered Dietician, Angel Ong, is the study’s research dietitian. She recently spoke to the Reporter about the importance of calcium in one’s diet, and the difference between calcium supplements and calcium found in food.
Read more in the McGill Reporter.