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© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Recently, administration of calcium supplements for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis has become a highly controversial issue. The findings of epidemiological studies are not necessarily supportive of the practice and are also open to different interpretations. In this article, we attempt to broaden the discussion and provide evidence that calcium supplementation may fail to compensate for renal calcium loss, and also that the resultant increased calcium load in the circulation could lead to extraskeletal deposition, including in the coronary arteries.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s12020-015-0550-9

Type

Journal article

Journal

Endocrine

Publication Date

01/04/2015

Volume

48

Pages

776 - 778