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Dear Dietitican: Calcium


Last updated 7/2/2019 at 11:25am

Dear Dietitian,

I read your last column on calcium where you recommended that we get the mineral in our diet rather than pills. Is it better to get calcium from plant foods or dairy products?


Dear Wondering,

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, accounting for 39% total body minerals. Most of us know that calcium is needed for strong bones and teeth, but did you know it...

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