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I've heard that excess calcium can cause bones to stiffen and stop growing. is it true?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Xs diet or bone calc: Excess dietary calcium can mess with absorption of other minerals like iron, can lead to kidney stones, but won't usually affect blood levels, probably won't have a direct effect on bone. Excess bone calcium occurs in some uncommon diseases and can affect bone strength, bone growth and turnover.

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