There is a general recommendation that postmenopausal women should take calcium supplements on a regular basis to enhance bone health and prevent or slow down the onset of osteoporosis. Interestingly, nearly each patient we see fitting this category is on a calcium supplement. But recent research suggests this may not be such a good idea.

There is evidence that calcium supplementation can actually cause harm by way of increasing cardiac risk. There appears, however, to be no problem with calcium intake in food, which may solve the dilemma. Find out how here.