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Is it true that calcium a teen takes in from milk and dairy will affect his or her chances of getting thin bones later?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes, from any source

Maximum calcium deposition occurs by age 32 or so (peak bone density or bone mass).
After that it is generally "topping off the tank". Think of bones as a retirement fund. The more density, the bigger the nest egg when menopause or aging years occur. As such, you need to maintain the "investment" to keep up-so continue the intake of calcium. Other sources incl: tofu, dark greens, quinoa, etc.

In brief: Yes, from any source

Maximum calcium deposition occurs by age 32 or so (peak bone density or bone mass).
After that it is generally "topping off the tank". Think of bones as a retirement fund. The more density, the bigger the nest egg when menopause or aging years occur. As such, you need to maintain the "investment" to keep up-so continue the intake of calcium. Other sources incl: tofu, dark greens, quinoa, etc.
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