Results may not be generalisableBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39493.476667.1F (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:403
- Joan M Lappe, professor of nursing and medicine,
- Robert P Heaney, John A Creighton university professor, professor of medicine
- 1Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178, USA
Bolland et al showed an increased risk of vascular events, particularly myocardial infarction, in healthy postmenopausal women receiving calcium supplements.1 2 We recently completed a similar study with a primary skeletal end point.3 4 We queried our database about the principal adverse events reported by Bolland et al.
We followed up 1179 women for four years, similar to the …