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Flawed Calcium and Heart Attack Study Misleads Consumers

August 11th, 2010 No comments

On July 29, 2010, the British Medical Journal published a flawed study of the usage of calcium supplements and associated risk of heart attack. The study misleadingly concluded that use of calcium supplements increases the risk of heart attacks by 27% and has no significant effect on overall mortality. The authors advise that the use of calcium supplements in treating or preventing osteoporosis should be reconsidered. Some in the media are broadcasting this study as a reason to stop using calcium supplements.

Please don’t stop your calcium supplements before reading more about the serious flaws in this study!

A major problem with this study is that it excluded people taking vitamin D, magnesium, and other common ingredients in bone protection products. As a result, the study participants generally had low levels of nutrients that are associated with lower risk of diseases such as atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease and are directly tied how calcium is used in the body. These nutrients all work together to keep calcium in the bones where it belongs, rather than building up calcium deposits in the vascular system and heart that can contribute to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.
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Swanson Health Products 10% Off, 2-for-1 Sale, Free Cookbook

December 8th, 2009 No comments

Here’s a promotional code for 10% off orders at Swanson Health Products. Enter INTB028 as a promotional code via the link in the upper right of their web page to get 10% off your order. I tried it successfully on December 7, 2009.

They are giving away free cookbooks with orders over $65.

They also have a buy one get one free sale on more than one hundred products. Some of the particularly interesting products in this sale include:
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