Authors’ replyBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39495.575289.BE (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:404
- Ian R Reid, professor,
- Mark J Bolland, research fellow,
- Gregory D Gamble, research fellow,
- Andrew Grey, associate professor
- 1Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
Although it is reassuring that Lappe and Heaney did not observe an increase in vascular event rate in subjects randomised to calcium, the small number of events means that this finding should be interpreted with caution. These data will be an important addition to a future meta-analysis.
Other correspondents raise methodological issues. In our article vascular events were …