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Letters Calcium and heart attacks

Editorial was confusing

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 15 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4987
  1. Richard L Prince, professor1,
  2. Kun Zhu, adjunct senior lecturer1,
  3. Joshua R Lewis, adjunct senior lecturer1
  1. 1School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
  1. richard.prince{at}

    The editorialists, two cardiologists and a physicist, are an unusual choice for a non-peer reviewed editorial on the safety and efficacy of treatments for osteoporosis and fracture prevention.1 The question of the expertise of the editorialists in this discipline is relevant as they make highly contentious statements on the efficacy of calcium and vitamin D, which was not the focus of the …

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