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Calcium Supplements are Safe When it Comes to Heart Health

New research finds calcium supplements are safe when it comes to heart health.
New research finds calcium supplements are safe when it comes to heart health.

Recent studies have raised concerns that calcium may be linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

But data on over 74,000 women found no such risk during 25 years of follow-up and supplements were actually associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

Researchers still prefer women get their 12-milligrams of daily calcium through food intake and patients should talk with their doctor about whether calcium supplements are right for them.

In other health news, exposing babies to vegetables early and often may help prevent picky eaters.

British researchers gave five to ten servings of artichoke puree to a group of babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Younger children consumed more of the artichoke and the oldest children were the fussiest eaters.

However, most kids did eat a little more each time the food was offered.

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