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Updated 14 February 2013

How much is too much phosphorus?

The safe upper limit is 1 500mg per day. Large intakes of phosphorus can decrease the calcium levels in the body.

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The safe upper limit is 1 500mg per day. Large intakes of phosphorus can decrease the calcium levels in the body. Long-term use of antacids can also reduce the body’s phosphorus levels.

Fizzy cola drinks contain lots of phosphoric acid and drinking too much can reduce calcium levels.

 
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