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Do menopausal women have less calcium?

Bone loss may occur in menopause from decreased hormone levels and reduced absorption of calcium, which can be harmful to oral health as well as overall health. Women going through menopause might experience decreases in their bone mass without knowing it. These decreases can lead to osteoporosis, or a loss of bone density, which medications and calcium supplementation can help reverse.

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