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if you have osteoporosis should you eat a lot of calcuim?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes: In your food. A mtaanlalysis of smaller studies suggests that too many calcium pills can increase your risk of a heart attack in women. There are many causes of osteoporosis in men as well as women. Have your doctor evaluate the reason for your osteoporosis and the various treatments available.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes, but not enough: Eating calcium alone will not do much to help osteoporosis! you need to make sure to have adequate vit. D (most adults need about 5000 iu/day) & it is crucial to take vit k2 (1-45 mg/day) which insures the calcium you eat goes to your bones instead of your arteries. Magnesium is crucial & other nutrients help too- see http://www.Drdach.Com/wst_page6.Html & http://doctorklaper.Com/answers05.Html.

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