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Study: More calcium doesn't mean stronger bones

Taking more calcium than is recommended does not necessarily mean stronger bones, according to a new study.

May 26, 2011 12:27:10 AM PDT
Taking more calcium than is recommended does not necessarily mean stronger bones, according to a new study.

Researchers found women who consumed about 750 milligrams of calcium a day had the lowest risk of bone fracture.

But women who consumed more than that did not see their risk for fracture or osteoporosis decline. In fact, they had a higher risk of hip fracture.

Daily recommendations of calcium vary from country to country.

The study is in the online edition of the British Medical Journal.