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Calcium is a vital mineral that our bodies need. Calcium's main role is building bones, but it also helps the heart, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels work. 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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