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Environmental Nutrition: Calcium controversy

Americans are encouraged to get more calcium to build and maintain strong healthy bones. But recent headlines suggest that too much calcium could actually be bad for your health and may not, after all, do much to protect your bones. So, what should you do? Until new research provides clear answers, ditch those supplements in favor of calcium-rich foods ... and don't overdo it.

Calcium is key.

Muscles, nerves, veins and arteries, enzymes and hormones all depend on calcium to function properly. If we don't get enough calcium in our diets to do these important jobs, our bodies take some from our bones. It stands to reason that if we don't take in enough calcium, our bones will...

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