Navigation Links
Calcium linked to increased risk of heart disease and death in patients with kidney disease
Date:7/19/2013

TORONTO, ON, July 19, 2013 Kidney patients who take calcium supplements to lower their phosphorous levels may be at a 22 per cent higher risk of death than those who take other non-calcium based treatments, according to a new study by Women's College Hospital's Dr. Sophie Jamal.

The study, published today in the Lancet, calls into question the long-time practice of prescribing calcium to lower phosphate levels in patients with chronic kidney disease. The researchers suggest some of the calcium is absorbed into the blood stream and may expedite hardening of the arteries, leading to a higher risk of heart disease and even death. Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for people with chronic kidney disease.

"Doctors commonly prescribe calcium supplements to prevent elevated phosphate levels, which can damage the body, but a growing number of studies have shown calcium supplements may actually increase the risk of heart disease," explains Dr. Sophie Jamal, a physician at Women's College Hospital and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. "Our study validates these claims and, for the first time, shows the long-term consequences of taking calcium supplements can be dangerous for patients with kidney disease."

As part of their analysis, researchers reviewed 11 randomized, controlled studies that included more than 4,600 patients. The researchers assessed the risk of heart disease, including heart attack, stroke, and hardening of the arteries, along with death among individuals prescribed the medication containing calcium and those prescribed the medication without calcium. They found:

  • A 22% reduction in death among patients who took non-calcium based treatments sevelamer and lanthanum.
  • Less artery calcification (hardening) in patients who did not take calcium supplements.

"Some researchers and physicians have been saying for years that kidney disease pa
'/>"/>

Contact: Magda Stec
magda.stec@wchospital.ca
416-323-6400 x3210
Women's College Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Calcium and vitamin D help hormones help bones
2. Magnesium may be as important to kids bone health as calcium
3. Calculating phosphorus and calcium concentrations in meat and bone meal for pig diets
4. Dysfunction in cerebellar Calcium channel causes motor disorders and epilepsy
5. Waste removal in worms reveals new mechanism to regulate calcium signaling
6. Hebrew University study finds key mechanism in calcium regulation
7. Community-based nutrition education shown to be successful in increasing calcium intake
8. Temple-Penn researchers identify calcium accelerator to keep cell power supply going
9. Calcium supplements remain a valuable tool for maintaining bone health
10. New health-economic model shows benefits of boosting dietary calcium intake
11. Danish researchers release ground-breaking knowledge about calcium pumps in cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/4/2014)... of Utah engineers developed the first room-temperature fuel cell ... without needing to ignite the fuel. These new fuel ... power and sensors. , A study of the new ... journal ACS Catalysis . , Fuel cells convert ... fuel and an oxygen-rich source such as air. If ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... Think about the way our bodies are assembled during ... that they are supposed to become a nerve or ... the correct place and alignment? Researchers at the University ... In a new study, UM researchers describe the signaling ... neighbors, at the head-trunk region. Their discovery may have ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... HOUSTON – (Nov. 4, 2014) – A majority of ... and that could have serious consequences for the rainforests ... researchers shows the positive impacts lemurs can have on ... impact their disappearance could have on the region,s rich ... rainforest have fruits eaten by lemurs. Lemurs in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Jet-fueled electricity at room temperature 2The inside story: How the brain and skull stay together 2Gardeners of Madagascar rainforest at risk 2Gardeners of Madagascar rainforest at risk 3
... This audio is of Dr. Rusty Feagin who was managing several ecosystem research projects on Galveston ... Click here for more information. ... , , , , ... , , , , ...
... treat epilepsy could help clear the plaques in the brain ... of Leeds. The plaques are known to lead to ... to many forms of dementia. Sodium valproate - which ... shown by scientists at the University of Leeds to reactivate ...
... prostate cancer survival is well established, men are less likely ... or significant other living with them, according to a study ... journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "In ... benefit in targeting wives or significant others as well as ...
Cached Biology News:Dune and dirty: Hurricane teaches lessons through ecosystem research 2Dune and dirty: Hurricane teaches lessons through ecosystem research 3Dune and dirty: Hurricane teaches lessons through ecosystem research 4Dune and dirty: Hurricane teaches lessons through ecosystem research 5Dune and dirty: Hurricane teaches lessons through ecosystem research 6Epilepsy drug shows potential for Alzheimer's treatment 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 The Alliance for Safe ... of European physicians at the "1 ST ... Therapies" at the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social ... and the Spanish Bioindustry Association (ASEBIO), included regulators ... Spanish oncology and rheumatology societies, representatives from a ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... NC (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 ... Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) devices, recently participated in ... Small Renal Mass 360° .” Key opinion leaders ... therapeutic advances related to small renal masses while ... about different ablative technologies in hands-on labs. Attendees ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... OH (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 Miles ... has joined the Graphel Carbon Products team as Sales/Marketing ... sales, marketing, and customer service for the graphite industry. ... Miles to our team,” stated Dave Trinkley, VP of ... “His wide range of experience in the graphite industry, ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... MINNEAPOLIS , Nov. 25, 2014 Bio-Techne ... it has appointed Robert Gavin to serve ... of the Protein Platforms Division.  Mr. Gavin will be ... business segment, which includes the ProteinSimple business acquired in ... San Jose, California -based ProteinSimple ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ASBM Presents European Physicians Survey at Spanish Ministry of Health 2SonaCare Medical Supports American Urology Association’s Small Renal Mass 360° Summit 2SonaCare Medical Supports American Urology Association’s Small Renal Mass 360° Summit 3Miles Holder Joins Graphel Corporation as Sales/Marketing Manager 2Bio?Techne Announces Appointment Of Robert Gavin As Leader Of New Protein Platforms Division 2Bio?Techne Announces Appointment Of Robert Gavin As Leader Of New Protein Platforms Division 3
... SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16 CardioDynamics (Nasdaq:,CDIC), ... technology,has been named to Deloitte,s prestigious Technology Fast ... 50 fastest growing technology, media,telecommunications, and life sciences ... LLP, one of the nation,s leading professional services,organizations. ...
... Rigel,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL ) today ... presentations at the AACR-NCI-EORTC,International Conference on Molecular Targets ... They will highlight drug discovery,efforts focused on significant ... like kinase 1 (PLK1) and Janus tyrosine kinase,2 ...
... Stockholder Meeting October 23, IRVINE, California, October ... an orthobiologics company, today announced the,interim tabulation results ... 2007 and adjourned to October 23, 2007. ... 36 percent,of the shares entitled to vote, voted ...
Cached Biology Technology:CardioDynamics Ranked in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for San Diego 2CardioDynamics Ranked in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for San Diego 3CardioDynamics Ranked in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for San Diego 4Rigel to Present Research Programs at Scientific Conferences 2Rigel to Present Research Programs at Scientific Conferences 3IsoTis Reports Interim Results of Vote for Integra Merger 2IsoTis Reports Interim Results of Vote for Integra Merger 3IsoTis Reports Interim Results of Vote for Integra Merger 4
...
... Shakers combine high durability and capacity ... of use. The patented triple-counterbalanced heavy-duty ... to run at high speed with ... temperature range is delivered with tight ...
... The Xcise is a powerful technology ... throughput proteome analysis. High quality sample ... untrained user. , The Xcise is a ... for high throughput proteome analysis. It combines ...
CQCS kit for first KR 4i , (first unit)....
Biology Products: