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Calcium is a vital mineral that our bodies need to function. Calcium's main role is building bones, but it also aids with heart health, muscle function, and is an ingredient in many antacids. Women, especially, need to be sure they get enough calcium to avoid getting osteoporosis later in life. Calcium is found in milk, cheese, yogurt, broccoli, tofu, and more. Calcium is best absorbed along with vitamin D and magnesium. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how calcium is used by the body, how much you need, good sources of calcium, and much more.

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