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M58, how true that caltrate is bad for males of my age because it plaques vascular system?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Oversimplified.

If one is vitamin k deficient, it is true that ingested calcium tends to go into the arteries and not into bone because osteoblasts function poorly and don't take calcium into bone.
In addition, those who get their calcium from their food have fewer fractures compared with those on calcium pills. Elevated osteocalcin correlates with vit k deficiency and it's treatable by taking vit k orally.

In brief: Oversimplified.

If one is vitamin k deficient, it is true that ingested calcium tends to go into the arteries and not into bone because osteoblasts function poorly and don't take calcium into bone.
In addition, those who get their calcium from their food have fewer fractures compared with those on calcium pills. Elevated osteocalcin correlates with vit k deficiency and it's treatable by taking vit k orally.
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