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Can calcium cause stomach bloating?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Adequate doses of the mineral calcium are vital to bone health and muscle function, but too much can leave you bloated and ballooning around the waist. One of the best sources of calcium is dairy, which can be hard on your digestive tract as it contains lactose, a difficult-to-digest sugar.

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