Crazy calcium cacophony
On the same day last month, I read summaries of three new research studies on calcium – all pointing to completely contradictory conclusions:
• Calcium and vitamin D supplements can reduce hip fractures by almost 40%, according to new findings from the US Women’s Health Initiative and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
• High calcium intakes from food and supplements double the risk of heart disease death in women, says new Swedish research published in the British Medical Journal.
• High calcium intakes from supplements increase the risk of heart disease in men and not women, argues a team from the US National Cancer Institute at Bethesda and published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Is it any wonder consumers are confused about what to believe on the best diet for good health?