Ask How much calcium do I need each day?
by Janessa Slatky, RD, LD

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Most people need about 1000 mg of calcium per day. Three servings of milk, yogurt or cheese will meet this recommendation (each has about 300 mg per serving).

Teens, pregnant women and those over 50 need a little more, about 1200 mg.

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