Are Calcium Supplements Effective?

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NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
01 Aug 2020

What is the optimal daily dietary calcium intake and might benefits for the bones outweigh the risks to the heart of calcium supplements?

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What’s this about calcium supplements and heart attacks and strokes?! You must have missed by “prequel” video, Are Calcium Supplements Safe? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/are-calcium-supple

And the more milk = more fractures galactose thing? That was covered in Is Milk Good for Our Bones? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-milk-good-for-o

For those not getting enough sun (see my recommendations here (http://nutritionfacts.org/2011..../09/12/dr-gregers-20 I do advise vitamin D supplementation. For background on how I arrived at my recommended dose, check out my vitamin D video series from a few years ago:
• Vitamin D Recommendations Changed (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/vitamin-d-recommen
• Evolutionary Argument for Optimal Vitamin D Level (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/evolutionary-argum
• Is Vitamin D the New Vitamin E? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-vitamin-d-the-n
• Vitamin D and Mortality May Be a U-shaped Curve (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/vitamin-d-and-mort
• Vitamin D Supplements May Be Necessary (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/vitamin-d-suppleme
• The Difficulty of Arriving at a Vitamin D Recommendation (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-difficulty-of-
• How the Institute of Medicine Arrived at Their Vitamin D Recommendation (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/how-the-institute-
• Resolving the Vitamin D-Bate (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/resolving-the-vita
• Take Vitamin D Supplements With Meals (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/take-vitamin-d-sup
• Is Vitamin D3 Better Than D2? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-vitamin-d3-bett

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/are-calcium-supple and he'll try to answer it!

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