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ba0005oc1.2 | Clinical trials and osteoporosis treatment | ECTS2016

Acute effects of calcium supplements on blood pressure: results of a randomised cross-over trial

Bristow Sarah , Billington Emma , Gamble Greg , de Kwant Jordyn , Stewart Angela , Horne Anne , Reid Ian

Calcium supplements are associated with increased cardiovascular risk, but the mechanism by which this occurs is presently uncertain. In a secondary analysis of a trial examining the acute effects of calcium supplements, we found that blood pressure declined over 8 h in the control group, consistent with its diurnal rhythm, and that this decline was smaller in the calcium group [1]. To investigate these effects further, we carried out a randomised controlled cross-over trial o...