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Posted by: Boni | 2008-11-03

HOW MUCH CALCIUM FOR ADOLESCENTS? M/F?

What are the requirements for adolescent teenagers?
I have 13 yr. old TRIPLETS and I would like to know if they have different needs and what they are?
Thanks
BR

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Dear Boni
Adolescents need approximately 1300 mg of calcium per day. You need to ensure that they get enough dairy (milk, cheese, yoghurt etc). As they are still able to put some bone in the bone-bank, it is very important that they get enough calcium and exercise to achieve this.

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