Research News

September 1997 Issue

While You're Counting Calcium, Zero in on Zinc Too

You know you should get plenty of calcium to shore up bone strength, especially if you're a postmenopausal woman. In fact, the National Academy of Sciences just raised the recommended intake of calcium from 800 to 1,000 milligrams a day for adults up to age 50 and to 1,200 for those over 50. But did you know that while you're boosting your calcium intake you could be jeopardizing your zinc status? That's the

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