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Can a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D lower your chances of getting osteoporosis?

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Yes. Experts feel that it is best to get your calcium and vitamin D from your diet. Good natural sources of these nutrients include milk, yogurt, cheese, dark green leafy vegetables, and fortified cereals and juices. Three and a half ounces of cooked salmon contains 90% of your daily dose of Vitamin D. If you can't get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet, talk to your doctor.

From: Types of Osteoporosis WebMD Medical Reference

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Department of Health and Human Services: "Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2004."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions" and  "Osteoporosis in Children and Adolescents."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 20, 2017

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Department of Health and Human Services: "Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2004."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions" and  "Osteoporosis in Children and Adolescents."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 20, 2017

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