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Joint Health

Studies Challenge Bone Benefits of Extra Calcium

Does extra calcium contribute to bone health? A study suggests not as much as we thought. But Tufts expert says findings are no reason to change your intake goals.

January 2016 — 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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