Friday, August 23, 2013

WATCH OUT! Calcium supplements kill.

A new study in the British Medical Journal found that women age 40+ that got more than 1,400 mg of calcium daily from a combo of supplements and food had a 50% greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who had less. According to this month’s Health magazine, the bottom line is “until we know more, experts say, stick to the RDA” (1,200mg if you’re 50+ and 1,000mg if you’re younger) “and get it via food–you’re less likely to overdo it that way.”

WebMD has a great article of foods that are high in calcium – I prefer the dark leafy vegetables to dairy choices. Here’s the link:

I just tossed my bottle of Calcium tablets. My pharmacist recommended 2,000mg a day. Yikes!