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Osteoporosis FAQ: How Nutrition and Diet Affect Your Bone Health

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How much calcium do I need?

Here's an age-by-age chart:

  • 1-3 years of age: 500mg
  • 4-8 years: 800mg
  • 9-18 years: 1,300mg
  • During pregnancy & lactation: 1,000-1,200mg
  • Adults: 1,000mg
  • Post-menopausal women on hormones: 1,200mg
  • Post-menopause without hormones: 1,500mg

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