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Spring 2009 Vol. VII, No. 3

What’s Best for My Bones?

More news and tips.

How much calcium should I take?

Calcium daily requirements through the life cycle:


Calcium Daily Requirements

Amount (mg/d)

Children

Ages 1–10

800–1200


Adolescents and Young Adults


Ages 11–24


1200–1500


Adult Women


Pregnant or lactating


1200–1500


Ages 25–49


1000


Ages 50–64
(postmenopausal taking estrogen)


1000


Ages 50–64
(postmenopausal not taking estrogen)


1500


Ages 65+


1500


Adult Men


Ages 25–64


1000


Ages 65+


1500

Calcium Calculator
Are you getting enough calcium? The mineral calcium is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones throughout life. Find out whether you are getting enough calcium in your daily diet, using this simple calculator.
http://www.iofbonehealth.org/patients-public/calcium-calculator.html

Learn more about calcium supplements here:
www.nof.org/prevention/calcium_supplements.htm

Read more about negative dietary and calcium absorption here:
www.iofbonehealth.org/health-professionals/about-osteoporosis/prevention/nutrition/negative-dietary-factors-and-practices.html

What’s the best exercise for my bones?
Read more about the best kind of exercise for building and maintaining bone mass and density: http://www.nof.org/prevention/exercise.htm