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Abstract: Long term calcium intake and rates of all cause and cardiovascular mortality: community based prospective longitudinal cohort study

Objective To investigate the association between long term intake of dietary and supplemental calcium and death from all causes and cardiovascular disease. Design Prospective longitudinal cohort study. Setting Swedish mammography cohort, a population based cohort established in 1987-90. Participants 61 433 women (born between 1914 and 1948) followed-up for a median of 19 years. Main outcome measures Primary outcome measures, identified from registry data, were time to death from all causes (n=11 944) and cause specific cardiovascular disease (n=3862), ischaemic heart disease (n=1932), and stroke (n=1100). Diet …

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