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Calcium Myths and Facts

Calcium is important for bone health, but it’s also essential for the heart, nerves, hormones, arteries, and muscles to work properly. Yet it’s estimated that only 3 in 10 Americans consume the recommended 1,000–1,300 mg of calcium daily, and myths and confusion persist.

Myth #1:

Taking extra calcium will ensure strong bones

Calcium is

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