March 1998 Issue
Taking Estrogen? Don't Forget to Get Enough Calcium!
Q. Do I need to worry about calcium if I'm taking estrogen? A. Yes. Regardless of whether you're on hormone replacement therapy, after age 50 you should get at least 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day. That's the latest recommendation from the National Academy of Sciences for both women and men. Some experts, notably those on a 1994 National Institutes of Health scientific panel, recommend even morel,500 milligrams a day. A combination of
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