Do calcium supplements cause calcification of the arteries?

Calcium supplements have been used for many years to help prevent and treat osteoporosis. The research at this time does not show that calcium supplements cause calcification of the arteries. However, elevated calcium levels in the body can cause other issues, mainly with the heart, so it is best to make sure your physician is regularly monitoring your calcium levels and supplement intake to create the right balance.

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