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Why is it so important that I consume calcium every day?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Your body stores excess calcium until you reach your early 30s-the time you reach your peak bone density. After that, your body stops storing calcium, and you must rely on getting all the calcium you need from your diet. If you don't, you'll deplete the calcium stores in your body. It's as simple as your pantry at home. When you take a jar out, you have to replace it, or eventually, you'll be left with an empty pantry. And running low on calcium can have nasty consequences-for you and your bones.
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