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What can happen if I get too much calcium?

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High levels of it in your blood can lead to kidney problems, and hardened blood vessels and tissue. Some studies also link too much calcium, particularly from supplements, with a greater risk of heart disease, though more research is needed.

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "A Guide to Calcium-Rich Foods," "Calcium and Vitamin D: What You Need to Know."

Ross, C. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, January 2011.

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Calcium."

Shufelt, C. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, July/August 2015.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 29, 2020

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "A Guide to Calcium-Rich Foods," "Calcium and Vitamin D: What You Need to Know."

Ross, C. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, January 2011.

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Calcium."

Shufelt, C. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, July/August 2015.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 29, 2020

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