It’s beyond ridiculous. In fact, it’s absurd: a drug that increases the risk of the condition it’s supposed to prevent. In this case, I’m talking about osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax that are used to treat osteoporosis and osteopenia. It is supposed to strengthen bones to offset bone-weakening problems… but ironically, it turns out that it [...]
It doesn’t get much lower than this. You take a drug for prevention. Your doctor assures you it’s necessary. But later, you learn that the drug actually INCREASES your risk of the condition you were trying to prevent, like osteoporosis. That’s if you’re lucky. The unlucky ones are walking around on crutches. Welcome to the [...]
A meta- analysis published in the July issue of the British Journal of Medicine (BMJ), which reported that calcium supplementation can significantly increase the risk of having a heart attack.
The BMJ review of 11 trials involving 12,000 people, found those taking calcium supplements equal to 500mg or more per day had a 27 per cent greater chance of suffering a heart attack, compared with people not taking them.
Many women are aware that a high intake of calcium may help prevent osteoporosis.