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Are calcium supplements dangerous to the heart?

Regarding calcification, is there any danger to the heart if one is taking calcium supplements?   

submitted Narasimha on 10/2/2012

Answer:

Maher M. Nasser, MD by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Maher M. Nasser, MD    

Dear Narasimha, Average amounts of supplemental calcium do not increase calcification of heart arteries; excessive amounts taken to protect against osteoporosis could possibly be harmful, according to recent research. A good, balanced diet usually has adequate amounts of calcium, thus moderation of supplemental calcium is recommended! Regards.     

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