Dangers With Taking Calcium Supplements

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Calcium is an important nutrient for health, but new research has found older women may develop significant health risks by taking too much calcium.  A recent study found women who take 1,400 milligrams or more calcium a day had more than double the risk of death from heart disease compared with those who take between 600 and 1,000 milligrams. Women taking between 600 and 1,000 milligrams of calcium still had a 49 percent higher rate of death from cardiovascular disease and a 40 percent higher risk…

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