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How much calcium do older adults need per day?

F. Michael Gloth, III
Geriatric Medicine
Many older adults do not get adequate amounts of calcium, which is a mineral. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends 1,200 mg of calcium for people over 70 years of age, and for all postmenopausal women.
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