Posts Tagged ‘calcium’

October 26th, 2014

Genetic Study Suggests Possible Causal Role for LDL in Aortic Valve Disease

Although LDL is an important risk factor for aortic valve disease, the precise role it plays has been uncertain. Lipid-lowering therapy in people with established aortic valve disease has not been shown to be beneficial. Now, however, a new genetic study published in JAMA suggests that LDL cholesterol may in fact cause an increase in aortic […]

February 13th, 2013

High Calcium Intake Linked to Increased CV and Mortality Risks in Women

Calcium intake above 1400 mg a day was associated with increased risks for cardiovascular disease and mortality among women in a prospective Swedish study in BMJ. More than 60,000 women aged 39 to 73 at baseline completed a diet questionnaire starting in 1987. Over a median follow-up of 19 years, women who consumed 1400 mg or more […]