November 1997 Issue
A Confusion of Calcium Supplements and Drinks
The average adult in the U.S. gets only 500 to 700 milligrams of calcium daily. Yet new guidelines (see EN, October 1997) advise adults to get 1,000 milligrams (100% Daily Value) a day up to age 50 and 1,200 for those over 50. Though it'd be best to make up the difference by eating more calcium-rich foodsdairy, sardines and dark, leafy greensthat's not practical for everyone. One solution is a calcium supplement to
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