Osteoporosis

01 March 2005

How much calcium should I take?

The recommended daily dose for people over 50, is 1500mg/d. For children aged one to 10, it is 1000mg/d, for 11- 18 year-olds 1600mg/d and 19 –50 year olds 1100 – 1500mg/d.

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The recommended daily dose for people over the age of 50, is 1500mg/d. For children aged one to 10, it is 1000mg/d, for 11- 18 year-olds 1600mg/d and 19 –50 year olds 1100 – 1500mg/d. Foods that are excellent sources of calcium include, milk, yoghurt, cheese, cottage cheese and broccoli.
 

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