Study suggests too much calcium can be dangerous - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/4/10

Study suggests too much calcium can be dangerous

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – We've all heard how important it is for women to take calcium supplements for bone health, but did you know that you can overdue it? 

According to the latest study, excess calcium in the blood can cause Milk-Alkali Syndrome, which can lead to high blood pressure and even kidney failure. Doctors from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School say the condition is on the rise, probably because of a successful effort to get women to take care of their bone health and increase their intake of calcium and vitamin D supplements. 

Most people agree just taking your daily vitamins is good enough, but the study suggests women should stay within the maximum dose of 1,500 milligrams a day.

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