I don't think it is appropriate to post scientific links here but I'll give you an idea of where to start learning more if you are interested. Cancer.org has information about individual vitamins which include references to clinical trials. Also Google SELECT clinical trial (selenium and vitamin E). You will get a lot of publications including the ones with the fish oil risk. I wasn't happy to see that because I have my dad on a fish oil supplement after his triple bypass.I'm curious... do you have links to any of these cancer preventative clinical trials? TIA!
I do take calcium. My bone scan showed mild osteopenia, so I take 1200 MG daily. I take CitraCal slow release which also has 1000 IU of Vitamin D3. With the slow release I can take two pills every morning and forget about it. I think many of the studies that show the risk of heart disease with calcium supplements are referring to what is sometimes called the "super calcium" drugs. Fosamax, Boniva, etc. My doctor advised against those, especially in my case. She wasn't that worried about my osteopenia DX because I have such a low body weight and small frame size. I do everything else I can, including weight bearing exercise and a good diet.I'm really confused what I should take! Jeanne Marie, do you still take calcium supplements?