Nutrition Misconceptions

Nutrition Misconceptions

Nutrition Misconceptions

Calcium pills raise heart attack risk by 30%

Calcium supplements, which many people consume hoping to ward off osteoporosis, increase the risk of heart attack by as much as 30 per cent, researchers reported. These tiny tablets, which carry concentrated doses of calcium, were also associated with a higher incidence of stroke and death, but this was not statistically significant.

The researchers advised people consuming calcium supplements to seek advice from their doctors, take more calcium-rich food and try other methods, like exercise, not smoking and keeping a healthy weight, to prevent osteoporosis. People regards calcium supplements as natural, but they are really not natural at all.

When you take calcium supplements, your blood calcium level goes up over the following four to six hours and goes up to the top end of the normal range. That doesn’t happen when you eat calcium in your diet because the calcium from food is very slowly absorbed and so the blood calcium level hardly changes at all.

Higher blood calcium may lead to he formation of plague, or fatty deposits, in blood vessels, which can lead to heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.