The U.S. Preventive Services Task Forces published new recommendations regarding calcium supplementation for the general population including post-menopausal women, those most often targeted. They revealed that taking up to 1,000mg of calcium supplements has not shown any benefit in reducing risk of fracture in healthy people and carries a slightly increased risk for kidney stones. It is important to note, however, these recommendations do not apply to those already diagnosed with osteoporosis or elderly at risk of falls. How knowledgeable and comfortable are you suggesting appropriate foods that contain calcium?

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