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Are Calcium Supplements Safe?

New research raises questions about the pills that millions of older women take for bone health

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New research is prompting questions about the safety of the calcium supplements that so many women age 50 and older take to strengthen their bones. One recent study suggests these pills raise a person's risk for a heart attack, and another new study—scheduled to be presented next month—is expected to raise more safety questions, continuing the debate that erupted this summer. … Back to Article

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