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Health.com: 14 Surprising Facts About Healthy Bones

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Supplements May Not Be Best

It’s a better bet to get calcium from your diet rather than supplements, says Dr. Cosman.

The pills have been linked to kidney stones and studies suggest that heart attack risk is higher in older adults who take calcium than in those who do not.

A 2010 Institute of Medicine report suggested that most people in the U.S. are getting enough vitamin D and calcium in their diet without supplements.

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