Letters Calcium supplementation

Results may not be generalisable

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39493.476667.1F (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:403
  1. Joan M Lappe, professor of nursing and medicine,
  2. Robert P Heaney, John A Creighton university professor, professor of medicine
  1. 1Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178, USA
  1. jmlappe{at}creighton.edu

    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 …

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