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Which is better for bone health: calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Specifically, which one has a higher chance of causing kidney stones?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Neither: Recent studies have concluded that calcium in any form has no value in building bone or preventing bone loss.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018

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No correlation: I'm assuming you mean can any physical activity you perform cause a kidney stone.

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