April 22, 2024

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Are Calcium Supplements Dangerous for Diabetes Patients? 

Are Calcium Supplements Dangerous for Diabetes Patients? 



Are Calcium Supplements Dangerous for Diabetes Patients? 

Many people use supplements for their health. Unlike medication, supplements are meant to “supplement nutrients found in food,” so while their effects may not be as strong as drugs, they are generally considered safe for the body.

However, recent studies have raised concerns about one very common supplement: calcium. Multiple studies have suggested that calcium supplements, which are often taken for bone health, may increase the risk of diseases related to atherosclerosis, such as heart attacks and strokes.

According to a paper published in a diabetes journal this year, analyzing medical data from over 430,000 people, it was found that diabetic patients who used calcium supplements had a 67% increased risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who did not take supplements.

However, in analyses of non-diabetic patients, no such increased risk was observed. While the exact cause is unknown, it is speculated that diabetic patients are already prone to atherosclerosis-related diseases, making them more susceptible to the negative effects of calcium.

Getting calcium from your diet does not carry these risks. While supplements are not necessarily dangerous, it’s best to get enough calcium from your diet and limit the use of supplements to the minimum necessary. Especially for diabetes patients, please be cautious.

 

Are Calcium Supplements Dangerous for Diabetes Patients? 

 

Are Calcium Supplements Dangerous for Diabetes Patients? 

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