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Calcium supplementation linked to dementia risk in some women

Research we’re watching Using a calcium supplement has been implicated as a risk factor for heart attack in older women. A team of Swedish re-searchers sought to determine whether it also increases those women’s chance of developing dementia. The researchers studied the records of 700 women enrolled in either the Prospective Population Study of Women or the H70 Birth Cohort Study in Gothenburg, Sweden. The women ranged in age from 70 to 92…

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