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Help, how much calcium can a teenage girl have per day?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: 1200mg daily

Anywhere from 1000-1300mg daily is sufficient during teeage years to ensure good bone mineralization and prevention of osteoporosis later in life.
Just to give you an example, an 8 oz of low fat yogurt and 1 cup of milk both have approximately 300mg of calcium. Make sure there is also adequate vitamin d intake as calcium absorption from the gut is predominantley vitamin d dependent.

In brief: 1200mg daily

Anywhere from 1000-1300mg daily is sufficient during teeage years to ensure good bone mineralization and prevention of osteoporosis later in life.
Just to give you an example, an 8 oz of low fat yogurt and 1 cup of milk both have approximately 300mg of calcium. Make sure there is also adequate vitamin d intake as calcium absorption from the gut is predominantley vitamin d dependent.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: 800-1000 mg

800 to 1000 mg calcium daily should be sufficient but adequate intestinal absorption of calcium depends on a normal level of vitamin d in the blood.

In brief: 800-1000 mg

800 to 1000 mg calcium daily should be sufficient but adequate intestinal absorption of calcium depends on a normal level of vitamin d in the blood.
Dr. Frederick Singer
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