I have osteoporosis and as well as bisphosphonates I was prescribed calcium and vitamin D supplements.
I'm reading more and more that there is a risk of the calcium affecting arteries and decided to see if I can get enough in diet alone.
calcium supplementation, but not dietary calcium, positively correlates with abdominal aorta calcification in postmenopausal women
I had a discussion with a specialist nurse at the Royal Osteoporosis Society and she said I would need 1.5g of calcium a day (which is quite a lot), plus you need vitamin D to help absorption.
I am going to try and really boost the calcium in my diet but could do with some tips.
I don't like tofu which is a shame as it's very rich in calcium. Not keen on cheese but can tolerate a little. I eat Greek yoghurt every day and use skimmed milk which is slightly higher in calcium than semi.
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