However, by 1-month postpartum, those in the calcium group
had significantly lower NTx/BAP ratios than those in the placebo group (p = 0.
In the pooled analysis, the incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events was 43% higher in the calcium group
than in the placebo group (p < 0.
The cheese and yogurt groups showed a statistically significant correlation with the calcium group
Since the women didn't know if they were in the calcium group
or the placebo group, the researchers allowed those who were taking calcium when they entered the study to continue it on their own.
By 5 years of follow-up, there were a total of 101 myocardial infarctions, strokes, and sudden deaths in 69 women in the supplemental calcium group
, and 54 such events in 42 controls (BMJ 2008;336:262-6).
A total of 21 of the 732 women in the calcium group
experienced 24 myocardial infarctions, a statistically significant difference vs.
Heart attacks were more common in the calcium group
, as were strokes or sudden death.
Approximately 27 percent of patients in the calcium group
opted to use calcium carbonate rather than PhosLo.
The data showed that people who had been in the calcium group
had only two-thirds as many precancerous colorectal growths, often called polyps, as did people in the placebo group, says John A.
The proportion of children who had at least 1 decayed, missing, or filled tooth was significantly lower in the calcium group
than in the placebo group (63.
They found that the ratio of Bax to Bcl-2 increased 62% in the calcium group
, 47% in the vitamin D group, and 71% in the calcium plus vitamin D group.
In the calcium group
there were eight events reported in five patients (three events of calciphylaxis [deposition of calcium into arteries resulting in tissue death], and one each of hypercalcemia, acute pancreatitis, cholecystitis, nausea, and vomiting).