July 1997 Issue
How to Make Your Calcium Count
If you're over 65 or past menopause and are not on estrogen therapy, your daily calcium intake should be 1,500 milligrams of calcium (about the amount in five cups of milk, yogurt or calcium-fortified orange juice) to help stave, off osteoporosis. That's the official consensus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But when you read food labels, you don't find calcium listed in milligrams. Instead, you see percent Daily Value (%DV). Unfortunately,
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