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The calcium products such as MenaCal.7 which contain vitamin D and vitamin K, were developed after the publication of a large study conducted in New Zealand with more than 1400 adult women. The researchers found that taking calcium supplements without also taking vits D and K, caused an increased in cardiovascular events (i.e. increased risk of heart attacks and strokes). It would, therefore, seem prudent to take calcium supplements that contain vits D and K to ensure that the calcium is deposited in the skeleton and not in the arteries. Vit K is, therefore, regarded as important in the deposition of calcium in the bones, not the absorption of calcium from the digestive tract.
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