Study Links Calcium Products To Higher Heart Risks

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT) -- A study published Wednesday found that the use of calcium supplements may increase the risk of heart attack, opening up Pfizer Inc., GlaxoSmithKline and other makers of the products to possible lawsuits.

Calcium supplements are supposed to maintain bone strength, improve cholesterol levels and control hypertension, but users of the products are significantly more likely to suffer a myocardial infarction, according to a study by a team of German and Swiss researchers published in the medical journal Heart.

Previous studies have produced similar findings, but few,...
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