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Updated 14 February 2013

How much calcium is too much?

Taking more than 1 500mg daily over prolonged periods can cause an accumulation of calcium in the kidneys and on artery walls, causing blocked arteries and kidney stones.

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Taking more than 1 500mg daily over prolonged periods can cause an accumulation of calcium in the kidneys and artery walls, causing blocked arteries and kidney stones. Blocked arteries can lead to heart attack and stroke.

This is mostly prevented by taking calcium in a food state or taking combined calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K2 supplements.

 
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