Women who consume 1,000 mg of calcium a day—regardless if consumed in food or supplements—may live longer, new research suggests.
Calcium, an essential nutrient for bone health, is commonly found in dairy products as well as vitamins. Despite calcium’s health benefits, past studies have linked calcium supplements to heart disease risk.
The researchers analyzed data from the large-scale Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) seeking to determine whether calcium and vitamin D intake were associated with overall increased risk of death. The research is published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.