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How can calcium benefit my health?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is present mainly in the bones and teeth. Calcium is an essential dietary element that is necessary for good bone health, efficient nerve and muscle function, and overall cardiovascular health. It may help prevent cancers of the digestive tract. It is associated with relieving mood swings and food cravings and reducing the pain, tenderness, and bloating associated with premenstrual syndrome. Your bones serve as a storage site for the body’s calcium by providing this mineral to the bloodstream for use by the heart and other organs. Eating a diet rich in calcium helps to restore it to the bones. Supplements can help as well. 
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