Thursday Health News

Posted 09/13/2012 | By HealthCorps

There are rumblings among health experts about the possible downside of taking calcium supplements. According to a recent study published in the journal Heart, people who took calcium supplements on a regular basis were twice as likely to have heart attacks as their counterparts who do not use this supplement.  Foods enriched with calcium, and foods that naturally have calcium were not included in the study.  Researchers involved in the study recommend that consumers access calcium from foods like kale and sardines.  Soy milk, almond milk and yogurt are also good sources of calcium.  In general, a food is usually a better source of most nutrients, when compared to supplements.

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