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What are the possible side effects of not drinking milk?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: LO Vitamin D/calcium

In us, milk is fortified with vitamin d, so not drinking milk and cutting out milk products altogether requires vitamin d supplementation.
Usual starting vitamin d dose is 400 units/day but doses up to 1000-2000 units /day can be used in vitamin d deficiency. Calcium may need supplemented also: according to n.I.H. 1000+mg calcium/day is needed for ages 4yrs & up.

In brief: LO Vitamin D/calcium

In us, milk is fortified with vitamin d, so not drinking milk and cutting out milk products altogether requires vitamin d supplementation.
Usual starting vitamin d dose is 400 units/day but doses up to 1000-2000 units /day can be used in vitamin d deficiency. Calcium may need supplemented also: according to n.I.H. 1000+mg calcium/day is needed for ages 4yrs & up.
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