- This "study" relies on people to report what they do... without any real safeguards as to if they are being accurate and honest in that reporting. Also, the frequency of that reporting is variable... it may be years between contact with those study participants.
- There is no standardization as to the quality of the supplements taken... What form of calcium? Calcium just by itself? (which is a mistake, by the way)
- There are no controls as to the participants, which can vastly skew the results. For example, might we find it likely that people who are already at risk would be more likely to take supplements in the first place? This would automatically make the people who decide to take supplements at higher risk to begin with.
"The study, primarily undertaken to determine if calcium supplements modify cardiovascular risk factors, found no direct link between the supplements and heart attacks, nor did they identify brands of supplements. Participants answered questions about their use of supplements and their diet during an 11-year study of their health."It galls me to see that statement in the middle of an article entitled "Calcium Supplements May Raise Heart Attack Risk"... it just doesn't make any sense to me... and I don’t understand how USA Today can use that headline in good conscious! We have an excellent protocol about osteoporosis that you can read and I am doing a free webinar about Osteoporosis in a few weeks. Sign up here and get the facts!!