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How can calcium help prevent high blood pressure?

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Research shows that people who have low calcium levels have higher rates of high blood pressure. But it’s unclear if taking calcium tablets will prevent high blood pressure. The recommended amount of calcium is 1,000 milligrams per day for adults 19 to 50 years old and 1,200 mg for those over 50 (pregnant and breastfeeding women also need more). You can get it from foods, like low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products. Low-fat and nonfat dairy products have even more calcium than the high-fat kinds.

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American Heart Association: “Exercise and Fitness.”

American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association: “Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 6, 2019

Sources:

American Heart Association: “Exercise and Fitness.”

American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association: “Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 6, 2019

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