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    This Week’s Scientific Web Editor Blog: ASBMR Report on the Safety of Calcium Supplements

    Date: June 10, 2011

    A series of studies have recently reported that consumption of supplemental calcium, but not calcium in foods, was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction. In contrast, other studies failed to demonstrate that calcium supplements caused an increased risk of cardiovascular events.

    In this week's ASBMR Scientific Web Editor Blog, Joseph Lorenzo, M.D., comments on the recently released ASBMR Professional Practice Committee Report on the Safety of Calcium Supplements.

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