Calcium and vitamin D supplements ‘cut long-term cancer mortality risk’

But an increase in heart disease mortality was seen in older women, researchers say.
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Postmenopausal women taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may have a lower cancer mortality but higher CVD mortality after more than 20 years of follow-up, US findings show.

University of Arizona researchers examined long-term health outcomes among postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative trial, involving almost 36,300 women with no history of breast or colorectal cancer.