Calcium pills 'double heart attack risk' - Telegraph
6:30AM BST 24 May 2012
The latest study, which followed 24,000 middle-aged and elderly Germans for 11 years, found taking calcium pills roughly doubled the risk of having a heart attack.
Writing today in the journal Heart, German and Swiss academics find that heart attack risk "might be substantially increased by taking calcium supplements".
They conclude the pills "should be taken with caution" because they raise the annual risk of a heart attack from about one in 700 people to one in 350.
Yup, it looks like another bit of accepted, "settled-scicence," medical wisdom may turn out to be far more leathal than healing.
And still, people will waddle into their local health food store, like an army of trained seals to follow whatever dietary advice some medical group comes out with tomorrow.
Folks, it isn't only a duck pond that produces quacks. Medical colleges do their part too!