I know many of us undergoing Lupron based ADT have been recommended to take 600-1200 MG of Calcium with a vitamin D supplement daily.
An MD friend sent out a blast on FaceBook yesterday about an article in the NY Times on vitamins and dietary supplements. It basically said most are valueless to someone on a healthy US diet. It also suggested that the Calcium/Vitamin-D supplement is to be avoided since it causes increased plaque buildup on artery walls and a greater chance of stroke or a heart attack.
So that begs the question - should we continue taking the calcium/Vitamin-D supplements?
Does anyone know of any papers or studies pro or con about it? Is the suggestion of taking them sort of like "80mg asprin therapy" - a common recommendation from MD's that is now being shown to be pretty much worthless. Is it just something passed on from MD to patient, or patient to patient without factual data, or do we have some facts at hand to help determine a reasonable course of action?