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Calcium: A Simple Guide

Author: 
Farrell, Vanessa A.
Publication Date: 
January 2011
Publication Number: 
AZ1296
Pages: 
3 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Originally published: 2002
It is important to know how much calcium you need to consume each day as more than 2500 mg of calcium each day can be harmful. Calcium should be obtained from foods and beverages first, then from supplements if necessary. Taking more than 500 mg of calcium at one time should be avoided. If you choose to take a calcium supplement, calcium citrate or calcium carbonate should be chosen.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Nutritional Sciences
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1296
Keyword: 
calcium
osteoporosis
calcium citrate
nutrition
health
calcium carbonate
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Food Safety, Nutrition and Health
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