Our expert says:
Research has shown that eating a high protein diet can increase calcium excretion via the kidneys and result in loss of calcium from the bones. Because milk also contains protein, this may be why some people urge you not to consume milk or dairy products. I would, however, rather use milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese and other cheeses to obtain calcium and cut down on red meat, so that I do not ingest too much protein. Magnesium also helps with calcium absorption, as does vit D. If you take a calcium supplement then it is a good idea to take one that also contains some magnesium and vit D (don't overdo the vit D as we make a lot in our bodies when our skins are exposed to sunlight) - like Centrum.
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