Calcium and bones

Alternative names
Bone strength and calcium

Information
Question:
Can calcium intake help keep your bones strong?

Answer:
Yes. There is strong evidence that calcium helps build dense bones and prevents osteoporosis. Skim milk and yogurt are good sources of daily calcium. See calcium in diet.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 7, 2012
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.

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