Doesn’t apply to most calcium prescriptionsBMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5003 (Published 15 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5003
- Matthew L Grove, consultant rheumatologist1,
- David Cook, lead pharmacist—procurement, formulary, and business information1
- 1Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 8NH
Bolland and colleagues have followed-up their 2008 paper on calcium supplementation and cardiac risk with a better constructed meta-analysis supporting their original conclusions.1 2 However, by excluding trials of calcium and vitamin D supplements, they have drastically limited the generalisability of their findings.