Journal article

High calcium intake in men not women is associated with all-cause mortality risk: Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

Alexander J Rodriguez, David Scott, Belal Khan, Allison Hodge, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles, B Abrahamsen, Peter R Ebeling

ARCHIVES OF OSTEOPOROSIS | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

The risk of mortality associated with high dietary calcium is uncertain. Unlike a highly publicised study in Swedish women, high dietary calcium intake in men-not women-was associated with increased all-cause mortality. PURPOSE: The association of dietary calcium with mortality is controversial. A study of women from the Swedish Mammography Cohort (SMC) suggested higher calcium was associated with higher mortality risk, whilst a study of Australian adults from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS) suggested higher intakes were associated with lower mortality risk. Thus, we aimed to perform a sex-specific re-analysis of the MCCS to evaluate the association of dietary calcium with mo..

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Awarded by Australian NHMRC


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The MCCS cohort recruitment was funded by VicHealth and Cancer Council Victoria. The MCCS was further supported by Australian NHMRC grants 209057, 251553 and 504711 and by infrastructure provided by Cancer Council Victoria. Cases and their vital status were ascertained through the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), including the National Death Index and the Australian Cancer Database. Alexander J. Rodriguez is supported by an Australian Government Research Training stipend. David Scott is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship (GNT1123014). Belal Khan, Allison Hodge, Dallas English, Graham G. Giles, Bo Abrahamsen and Peter R. Ebeling declare that they have no conflict of interest.