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Articles January 2016 Issue

Studies Challenge Bone Benefits of Extra Calcium

But Tufts expert says findings are no reason to change your intake goals.

Older adults who’ve been loading up on calcium - either in their diets or in supplement form - to protect their bones recently got a shock on the nightly news: Extra calcium, according to two new headline-making reviews published in BMJ, was not associated with meaningful benefits for improving bone density or reducing fracture risk.

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