Health Tips: Calcium and Longevity

Calcium has been in the hot seat lately. Its health benefits, once taken for granted, have come under fire. Well, mark one for the calcium-is-good-for-you camp. Canadian researchers followed 9,033 of their countrymen (and women) between 1995 and 2007. The data showed a lower overall mortality risk for women who took calcium supplements of up to 1,000 mg a day. There was no statistical benefit for men, and vitamin D, curiously enough, had no conclusive impact on mortality.