A 46-year-old member asked:
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i'm a woman and i want to start to drink at least a cup of milk a day. how long will it take for the milk to start strengthening my bones?

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Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Ca: milk has some calcium but not a good way to get calcium
Answered on Jun 27, 2015
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends, but notice: The general wisdom is that calcium rich diet protects from osteoporosis in your age group. Calcium rich diet may also increase risk for coronary disease especially if calcium supplements are added. The effect and rapidity of action of calcium on bone cannot be estimated. Exercise, 10 min daily bike etc, has great effects on bones.If you have no osteoporosis, your best bet is exercise prevention.
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Agree also with the comment of Dr. Bradford Romans
Sep 22, 2017
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Weight bearing exercise is best.Have you tested the strength( density ) of your bones?Get a DEXA.
Jun 27, 2015

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