Calcium, vitamin D, and your bonesOsteoporosis - calcium; Osteoporosis - low bone density
Getting enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet can help maintain bone strength and lessen your risk of developing osteoporosis.
What does your body need to build strong bones?
How much calcium should adults under age 50 have each day?
Dairy products are the best source of calcium.
If you have lactose intolerance, you can't get enough calcium.
Dairy products are the only foods that are rich in calcium.
Which vegetable is not a good source of calcium?
Which fish is a good source of calcium?
You should cook vegetables thoroughly to make calcium easy to absorb.
Which snack is high in calcium?
It is difficult to get enough vitamin D from food sources alone.
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National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements website. Fact sheet for health professionals: Calcium. ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional. Updated March 2, 2017. Accessed July 10, 2018.
US Preventive Services Task Force; Grossman DC, Curry SJ, Owens DK, et al. Vitamin D, calcium, or combined supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling adults: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. JAMA. 2018;319(15):1592-1599. PMID: 29677309 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29677309.