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- They followed 23,000 Germans for 11 years
- Researchers discovered people who took dietary supplements containing calcium had a much higher rate of heart attacks
- The risk was about 1 in 350-a-year instead of 1 in 700
He also points out that the study involved recall of diet which is often unreliable- do you remember how much calcium you ate four days ago?
The paper is free and here http://heart.bmj.com/content/98/12/920.full
Would you advise patients to stop taking calcium supplements?