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Do calcium supplements help osteoarthritis?

Low calcium is known to increase the risk of osteoporosis, a disease which causes weak bones, not osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is also known as a degenerative joint disease characterized by loss of joint space and bony deposits, not weak bones. Calcium supplements may help osteoporosis, not osteoarthritis.

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