Calcium and Cardiovascular Risk Updates: The Bare Bones

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Abstract

Calcium plays a significant role in the function and diseases of the muscles (skeletal and smooth), nerves, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and renal systems. As a nutrient, it is one of the most recognized by the public for its use for osteoporosis and bone health. However, its association with cardiovascular disease risk is a more recent example of the growing understanding of calcium’s role in our health. A number of recent updates over the past year (cardiovascular disease risk in particular) are noteworthy.

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