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Authors

  1. Rosenberg, Karen
  2. Zolot, Joan PA

Abstract

According to this study:

 

* Increasing calcium intake through either diet or supplementation doesn't appear to reduce the risk of fracture in older adults.

 

* Serious adverse effects may trump the benefits of calcium supplements in older adults.

 

* These recommendations are specific to people older than 50 years. Calcium intake during childhood remains important.