Study: Taking calcium worth the effort for women

May 31, 2013 11:51:43 AM PDT
Even though calcium is one of the most common dietary supplements, its usefulness is often debated.

There's now more evidence that it may be worth the effort for women.

A new study shows getting more calcium from dietary sources or supplements reduced women's risk of death over a 10-year period.

The benefit was seen only for women who took doses of up to 1000 milligrams a day.