Shorties: Adding more calcium to your diet won’t reduce fracture risk

The benefits of calcium in your diet are numerous, but according to a study conducted by University of Sweden researchers. Their study concludes that increasing calcium intake beyond a moderate amount does little to nothing in preventing osteoporosis later in life, or reduce fracture risk.

The study, published online Tuesday on the British Medical Journal website, intended to shed some light on the long standing debate of how much calcium is enough. They found that increasing consumption beyond 700 mg – equivalent to 3 oz (85 g) of sardines, bones-in and and an 8 oz pot (227 g) of yogurt has a negligible impact.

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