Calcium-Based Phosphate Binders Up Death Risk

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Patients with kidney disease who take calcium-based phosphate binders to lower their phosphorus levels may be at a 22% higher risk of death that those who take other non-calcium based treatments.

A new study by Canadian researchers has found a reduction in the risk of death among patients who took the non-calcium based treatments sevelamer and lanthanum.

John Schieszer has the story in today's Medical Minute.

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