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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
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Ca: milk has some calcium but not a good way to get calcium
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
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.
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
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Agree also with the comment of Dr. Bradford Romans
Sep 22, 2017

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