Calcium supplements increase risk of myocardial infarction

Mark J Bolland, Andrew Grey, Alison Avenell, Ian R Reid

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The cardiovascular safety of calcium supplements has been revisited with a further meta-analysis,((1)) which concludes that calcium supplementation does not increase coronary heart disease in women, without providing data for men. Their conclusion is at odds with that of our meta-analyses, which reported that calcium increased the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and possibly stroke in men and women together.((2,3)) There are important differences between approaches to the meta-analyses. In the current paper and previously, the authors suggest that including men and self-reported events may have explained the increased risk of MI from calcium. © 2014 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-390
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bone and Mineral Research
Issue number2
Early online date22 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015


  • Calcium Supplements
  • Myocardial Infarction


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