After menopause, consuming 1000-1500mg of calcium per day is important for bone strength and the prevention of osteoporosis and osteopenia.  This translates into four 8 0unce cups of milk daily. Other good sources of calcium are broccoli, yogurt, reduced fat cheese, kale and swiss chard. Your doctor may also suggest Vitamin D to add to your supplementation.  The best calcium to take is calcium citrate as it the most absorbable.  Always check with your doctor before starting a new supplementation program.

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