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Calcium supplementation leads to higher risk of kidney stones in women -- Harvard study.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT INTAKE INCREASES RISK OF KIDNEY STONES in a study of 91,731 women, Gary Curhan, MD, Harvard School of Public Health, et al., report in a study published in the April 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers state that, while intake of dietary calcium lowered the risk for developing kidney stones among the study cohort, "intake of supplemental calcium was positively associated with risk." Participants in the study were enrolled in the prospective Nurses' Health Study.
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