Osteoporosis and Calcium (cont.)
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Amount of Calcium Needed
Since the body's calcium needs change with age, calcium intake should be adjusted as necessary. Depending on age, an appropriate calcium intake is generally between 1,000 and 1,300 milligrams (mg) a day.
Getting too much calcium is difficult. The body can absorb 2 grams (2,000 mg) of calcium a day, and anything more can be excreted in the urine, although too much calcium excretion through the kidneys can result in kidney stones.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/23/2015
Coburn Hobar, MD
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