'Unnecessary': Calcium pills linked to a ‘significantly’ higher risk of death warns study

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This, in turn, has been associated with three to seven times the risk of developing dementia in some studies.

In 2018, researchers found that calcium supplements, taken with or without vitamin D, could increase the risk of polyp formation in the bowel.

The findings of the study, published in the online journal Gut, appeared to suggest that long-term supplementation with calcium may carry a risk of cancer.

It is worth mentioning, however, that adequate calcium is necessary for good health, and not just because it’s needed to preserve the health of our bones.



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