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Could high calcium intake damage my heart?
- By Toni Golen, MD, Contributor, and
- Hope Ricciotti, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Women's Health Watch
Ask the doctors
Q. Someone told me that taking a calcium supplement might be harmful to my heart. Is this true?
A. Some past research findings did seem to hint at a link between high calcium intake from supplements and an increased risk of heart attack or other heart-related problems. But this association remains controversial. More recent evidence from the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology has found no such relationship.
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