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Should you increase the amount of calcium you take to prevent injuries?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Prevent fractures: Calcium, along with vitamin d, will help prevent fractures due to osteoporosis. Calcium, however, does not prevent other types of "injuries." the recommended amount of calcium one should take to prevent osteoporosis is approximately 1800-2000 mgs. Per day. This can be achieved through a combination of supplements and foods high in calcium (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.).
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: It may help your bones if you are calcium deficient, but there are many other factors that affect injury recovery other than bone regrowth.

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