calcium

How Calcium Deficiency Affects Your Bones
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Low calcium levels can lead to osteopenia (slight bone loss) and osteoporosis (severe bone loss). Only about 30% of women in the US get enough calcium from their diet alone. For women over 51 years of age and men aged 70+, the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) increases from 1000 mg per day to 1200 mg daily.

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How Low Calcium Levels Affect Your Body
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It is estimated that 42% of Americans aren’t getting the recommended amount of dietary calcium. Looking through the drugstore shelves or an online search yields hundreds, if not thousands of calcium-containing OTC products.

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