Osteoporosis

Updated 09 July 2014

Calcium for different life stages

Different life stages call for different intakes of calcium. This vital mineral, that can be found in dairy products, helps to keep your bones strong from the cradle to the grave.

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Different life stages call for different intakes of calcium. This vital mineral, that can be found in dairy products, helps to keep your bones strong from the cradle to the grave.

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Check the amount of calcium you, or your kids, need per day, depending on the life stage you're in: infants – 1000mg of calcium per day; children and teenagers – 1500mg per day; young adults – 1000mg per day; pregnant and breastfeeding women – 1500mg per day; post-menopausal women on hormone replacement – 1000mg per day; and post-menopausal women who aren't on hormone replacement – 1500mg per day.

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