I got an email today from Medscape, providing links to various new studies investigating whether or not calcium supplements can increase cardiovascular mortality. There seems to be a correlation between taking high dosages of calcium supplements and being male with higher mortality rates from MI. It makes sense; we renal patients know the risks of high calcium! I'd post the links here, but you have to register, although maybe you can log on via Facebook, so I'll post the link and see if any of you can access it.
I plan to talk to my tx neph about this the next time I see this. I take Calcium 600 twice a day. My diet is good in that I happen to like foods that are high in calcium. I've recently had a bone scan, and I am not osteoporotic. I realize that renal disease and tx drugs over time can cause decreased bone density, so I understand we are a special population and should not take advice given to the general populace with more than a grain of salt, but I would be interested if any of you have any thoughts on the subject.