If You Have Aortic Stenosis, Get Your Calcium From Food

Research indicates that calcium supplements may have an adverse effect on individuals with calcified aortic valves.


Many adults take calcium supplements to ensure they get enough calcium to maintain strong bones. These supplements often are combined with vitamin D to assist with absorption. But a recent Cleveland Clinic study found that calcium supplementation was associated with increased risk of death or need for aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis.

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