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Calcium Supplements Can Spike Your Heart Attack Risk by 30%...


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An analysis has found that there is a 30 percent increased risk of myocardial infarction for those taking 500 mg or more of elemental calcium.

This could mean that the use of supplements to "prevent" osteoporosis must now be reconsidered. The practice may be causing an epidemic of cardiovascular calcification, hypertonicity of the cardiac tissue, arrhythmias, and heart attacks both through heart muscle cramping and destabilized plaque and subsequent occlusion.


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