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Can calcium supplements help prevent osteporosis?

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Calcium is crucial in growing new bone and maintaining bone strength. Calcium supplements are standard for treating and preventing osteoporosis -- weak and easily broken bones -- and its precursor, osteopenia.

From: Calcium WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  Longe JL ed, , second edition, 2004. Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Calcium." Natural Marketing Institute's 2007 Health & Wellness Trends Database. Natural Standard Patient Monograph, "Calcium." WebMD Feature: "Boning up on Calcium: Supplements for Bone Health."
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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 13, 2018

SOURCES:  Longe JL ed, , second edition, 2004. Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Calcium." Natural Marketing Institute's 2007 Health & Wellness Trends Database. Natural Standard Patient Monograph, "Calcium." WebMD Feature: "Boning up on Calcium: Supplements for Bone Health."
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine



Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 13, 2018

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