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What are sources of calcium for prevention of osteoporosis?

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When your body doesn’t have enough calcium, it will start to break down your bones to get what it needs. That means you lose bone mass. So it’s important to make sure you have this nutrient every day in your diet or from supplements. Get it from:

  • Low-fat or fat-free dairy products
  • Calcium-fortified juices and foods, like cereal, soy milk, and tofu
  • Sardines and salmon with bones
  • Dark green vegetables, like kale and broccoli

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?" 

McIlwain, H, MD, and Debra Fulghum Bruce, PhD, Henry Holt, 2004. Reversing Osteopenia: The Definitive Guide to Recognizing and Treating Early Bone Loss in Women of All Ages,

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: “Osteoporosis: Screening.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?" 

McIlwain, H, MD, and Debra Fulghum Bruce, PhD, Henry Holt, 2004. Reversing Osteopenia: The Definitive Guide to Recognizing and Treating Early Bone Loss in Women of All Ages,

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: “Osteoporosis: Screening.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

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