Dear Pharmacist: I’m concerned about my bone density because I was told I have osteopenia. Are all calcium supplements the same? Do you have other recommendations? — A.F., New York
Answer: Osteopenia, or lower-than-normal bone density, is frequently found in post-menopausal women but can affect men and women of all ages. Over the past few years, some questionable research suggested a connection between calcium supplements and atherosclerosis. But last November, Harvard researchers presented research showing no connection between calcium supplements and coronary artery calcification. If your doctor suggests calcium supplements for you, here’s some information:
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