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Calcium supplements linked to cancer in major study

12 April 2019

"As potential benefits and harms of supplement use continue to be studied, some studies have found associations between excess nutrient intake and adverse outcomes, including increased risk of certain cancers", said Fang Fang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts Universityand senior and corresponding author on the study.

Researchers from Tufts University compared the intake of a range of nutrients with rates of death from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

They also found that lower risk of death associated with adequate nutrient intakes was due to nutrients from foods, not from supplements.

The study used data from more than 27,000 USA adults ages 20 and older to evaluate the association between dietary supplement use and death from all causes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer.

People with no Vitamin D deficiency but are taking too much Vitamin D supplements also risk having negative effects on their health.

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The objective of the study was stated to be to "evaluate the association among dietary supplement use, levels of nutrient intake from foods and supplements, and mortality among U.S adults".

Taking excessive Calcium as supplements to your body may increase the risk of cancer and other deadly diseases, according to scientists.

The post Not enough health benefits in vitamin supplements, study says appeared first on UNTV News. Excess intake of calcium was associated with a higher risk of death from cancer.

The researchers found that adequate intakes of vitamin K and magnesium are associated with lower risk of death, while adequate intakes of vitamin A, vitamin K, and zinc are associated with lower risk of death by cardiovascular diseases.

"This study also confirms the importance of identifying the nutrient source when evaluating mortality outcomes".

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Measurements for the study included data on participants' use of dietary supplements in the previous 30 days, along with their nutrient intake from food and supplements.

Scientists explain that if the calcium is consumed for more than 1,000 miligrammes per day, then the risk of getting cancer is very high. For each nutrient, the daily supplement dose was calculated by combining the frequency with the product information for ingredient, amount of ingredient per serving, and ingredient unit. In addition, prevalence and dosage of dietary supplement use was self-reported and so is subject to recall bias.

She said: 'Research on diet is increasingly looking at the effects on health of dietary patterns, rather than isolated nutrients, and it's clear that it's the diet as a whole and not single nutrients in isolation that can have the greatest beneficial impact on health'. A lifetime of a poor diet and lack of physical exercise can not be made up with supplements and vitamins.

Intriguingly, supplement users were more likely than others to have higher levels of education and family income, eat a healthy diet and be physically active. They say it is always better to consume foods, which are rich in Proteins, Minerals, and Vitamins.

'The latter are not generally an effective substitute for, or supplement to, the former'.

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Calcium supplements linked to cancer in major study