Category: Calcium


The mineral is important for bone health and blood pressure control; adults need 1,000 to 1,200 mg per day. A cup of milk, 6 ounces of yogurt and 1 1/2 ounces of hard cheeses (like cheddar) each supply about 300 mg. Calcium is...

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Does Calcium Protect Bones?

Calcium alone has not been demonstrated to reduce fracture rates, It does lower bone turnover rate, a measure of bone loss, by about 10 percent, however. And calcium together with vitamin D is effective in lowering fracture...

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Calcium Cleared

“Calcium supplements could increase risk of heart disease, new study finds,” said a Washington Post headline in October. Relax. That study found a 27 percent lower risk of calcification in coronary arteries among...

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Do You Really Need Dairy?

Milk has about 300 milligrams of calcium per cup, a little less than a third of the amount you need daily. But some people have problems with milk. Here’s how to get your calcium:   If you’re lactose intolerant....

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Take Calcium–the Right Way

Ask if calcium can affect your meds. The mineral could interfere with the absorption of certain drugs, so check with your doctor or pharmacist before combining calcium with any medication. Decide your doses. Don’t take...

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Weak Bones

Supplements: Vitamin D and calcium If you don’t have osteoporosis, you can meet your calcium needs by eating high-quality dairy, dark green vegetables, and fortified foods. But you need adequate vitamin D levels to absorb...

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