Evidence supports using dietary sources for calcium needs

07/11/2013 | Today's Dietitian

Recent studies question whether calcium supplements are effective for reducing bone fractures and suggest a possible increased risk of cardiovascular disease and kidney stones. Registered dietitian Linda Antinoro writes that dietitians should determine how much calcium their clients consume to see whether they can meet requirements using dietary sources alone, and should provide counseling about supplements if people need additional help.

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