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What do you need to avoid when you take calcium supplements?

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Avoid eating these foods when you take your supplement, because they can interfere with calcium absorption:

  • Caffeinated coffee and soda
  • High-salt foods

SOURCES:

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Calcium."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: "Draft Recommendation Statement."

CDC: "Calcium and Bone Health."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "All About Calcium Supplements."

Kuanrong L. Heart, June 2012.

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Calcium: What You Should Know."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 15, 2020

SOURCES:

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Calcium."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: "Draft Recommendation Statement."

CDC: "Calcium and Bone Health."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "All About Calcium Supplements."

Kuanrong L. Heart, June 2012.

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Calcium: What You Should Know."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 15, 2020

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