Increase knowledge! Does Calcium Increase Heart Disease Risk?

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A study published online in the British Medical Journal (British Medical Journal) in July last year showed that calcium supplements, commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis, have an increased risk of heart disease (myocardial infarction) in middle-aged and elderly people, while dietary calcium supplements are no longer a concern.

Professor Yu Bin, chief physician of the Cardiopulmonary Vascular Center of the General Hospital of Beijing military region, believes that "excessive calcium load in the human body will lead to calcium overload in myocardium, vascular smooth muscle and vascular endothelial cells, resulting in cell damage." cause atherosclerosis, arterial vasospasm and arrhythmia, and in severe cases, it can lead to serious clinical events such as myocardial infarction or cerebral infarction."

However, for the body calcium deficiency of the population is the need for calcium. In particular, the elderly are a high incidence of osteoporosis and heart disease, they may combine two diseases. In this case, how to coordinate calcium supplementation therapy with heart protection requires doctors to develop a comprehensive treatment plan according to the patient's condition.

Calcium exists in the form of ionic calcium and combined calcium two, calcium in food to combine calcium-based, ordinary people calcium, should be based on food tonic.

Which foods are the most calcium

Milk and dairy products: cow, goat's milk and its milk powder, cheese, yogurt, condensed milk.

Beans and bean products: soybeans, edamame, lentils, broad beans, tofu, dried tofu, tofu skin, etc.

Marine products: crucian carp, carp, silver carp, loach, shrimp, shrimp, shrimp, crabs, kelp, seaweed, clams, sea cucumber, snails, etc.

Meat and eggs: mutton, pig brain, chicken, eggs, duck eggs, quail eggs, pork floss, etc.

Vegetables: celery, rape, carrot, radish tassel, sesame, coriander, potherb mustard, black fungus, mushrooms, etc.