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does calcium supplementation prevent postmenopausal bone loss?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
No: But it will enhance bone remodeling, and if on bisphosphonate agent, it will potentiate it's effect as shown in a recent study. Concomitant vitamin d is recommended. Talk with your doctor.
Answered on Sep 21, 2013
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Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
See your MD: Usually you want to develop a combination of calcium and vitamin d to help prevent osteopososis. You first need a baseline to see if you are at risk.Then your gyn or endocrinologist can help you determine what is best for you. Good thinking ! good luck.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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