Calculating Calcium

Read nutrition labels carefully to add up your calcium intake.


Calcium is essential for bone health and for the heart, muscles and nerves to function properly. As we get older, the daily requirement increases, going from 1,000 milligrams (mg) a day to 1,200 mg for women over age 50 and men over age 70.

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