Weighing up calcium supplements

Answer: 

Consider individual patient factors and stop calcium supplementation if the potential cardiovascular (CV) risks outweigh the proposed benefits for bone health.

Calcium supplements may increase the risk of CV events in postmenopausal women. 1 A recent analysis showed an increased risk of myocardial infarction and stroke by about 25% and 15–20% respectively. 2

CV risk may be associated with high calcium doses. A long-term