The benefits of calcium
Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly.
Some studies suggest that calcium, along with vitamin D, may have benefits beyond bone health: perhaps protecting against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. But evidence about such health benefits is not definitive.
The risks of too little calcium
If you don't get enough calcium, you could face health problems related to weak bones: Children may not reach their full potential adult height. Adults may have low bone mass, which is a risk factor for osteoporosis. Many Americans don't get enough calcium in their diets. Children and adolescents are at risk, but so are adults age 50 and older.
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