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Calcium intake and bone mineral density: systematic review and meta-analysis

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4183 (Published 29 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4183

Re: Calcium intake and bone mineral density: systematic review and meta-analysis

Given the important findings and conclusions reached in this and previous papers on the subject, is it fair to imply that the old age recommendations of official national and international bodies regarding required calcium intake (1000-1200 mg per day) are outdated, and ought to be updated accordingly?

What would the preferred recommendation be?

Finally, what is meant by "Increasing calcium intake...(is unlikely to lead to a significant reduction in risk of fracture)" - increasing from what amount?

E. Lahav

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 January 2016
Elchanan Lahav
Sociologist
retired
Nordiya, Israel