Calcium Recommendations: A New Perspective

“On the basis of the recent study in the British Medical Journal, as well as the overall totality of evidence, it seems that even for bone health, calcium in moderation is probably best.

(Risk for fracture actually slightly increases with calcium intake greater the the recommended RDA. The RDA for calcium intake is properly set at 1000mg/day for women until age 50 years and 1200mg/day for women 50 years and older.)

We may want to recommend that women try to get as much of their calcium as possible from dietary sources.” Dr. JoAnn Manson, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (Calcium Intake: More is not Better, June 17, 2011, Medscape News Today)