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Alternative Names Return to topBone strength and calcium
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Can taking calcium help keep your bones strong?
Yes. Research suggests that bone mineral density peaks between ages 25-35, and decreases after that. There is strong evidence that calcium helps build dense bones and prevents osteoporosis.
Skim milk and yogurt are good sources of daily calcium.
See also: Calcium in diet
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Lanham-New SA. Importance of calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K for osteoporosis prevention and treatment. Proc Nutr Soc. 2008;67:163-176.Update Date: 5/5/2008 Updated by: Andrew L. Chen, MD, MS, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, The Alpine Clinic, Littleton, NH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.