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April 1997 Issue

High-Octane Calcium Supplements: Should You Worry?

Q. I recently heard some calcium supplements contain lead. I've been taking supplements to ensure I get enough calcium. What should I do now? A. There's no need to panic. And there's certainly no reason to stop taking calcium supplements. What you may have heard was a report that several brands of calcium and antacids (often used as calcium supplements) contain unacceptable levels of lead. Previous investigations have found high levels of lead

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