Radical call to stop calcium supplements

Based on a meta-analysis of unpublished data, researchers from the Bone and Joint Research Group at the University of Auckland said calcium supplements increased the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke by about 25% and 15–20% respectively.

In an article published by Australian Prescriber, Professor Ian Reid and colleagues said the co-administration of vitamin D did not mitigate the risks.

They also said calcium and vitamin D supplements were not always necessary for bisphosphonates to be effective. However, they acknowledged the supplements did