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is it healthy for an underweight 13 year old to take calcium supplements?

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Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
No: Eat lots of protein eggs, cheese, chicken meat.

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Did my low body weight cause my previous birth to be premature?

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Can you use herbal supplements to recover from a heart attack?

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What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?

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