October 1998 Issue
Clearing Up the Confusion Over Choosing a Calcium Source
Q. What's best way to meet my calcium needs? A. Getting your calcium from food is the top recommendation of Robert Heaney, M.D., from Creighton University in Omaha, a leading calcium expert. That way, he says, you're sure to get other nutrients as well. But if your food choices leave you shortif you're over age 50, you need a daunting 1,200 milligrams a daytaking a calcium supplement can fill the gap. Calcium by
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