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A 15-year-old female asked:

does eating vitamins and calcium at the same time cancel the nutrients out?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: You're fine. Don't spend too much money on this stuff, and ask your personal physician if you have any questions rather than seeking advice on "pop" health sites.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
It's cheaper & more nutritious to eat fresh fruits and veggies than popping pills. Staying active, playing the Wii and sun exposure would also strengthen your mind, body & soul! (Antacids prevent absorption of calcium and other vitamins. Phosphoric acid in soda depletes the body's calcium content and contributes to osteoporosis)
Apr 23, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Provided original answer
Exactly. I often think that in these "fast" times, people lose touch with the basic joys of good food and meaningful exercise.
Apr 23, 2013

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