While both men and women require a certain amount of calcium to build bone mass during their early developmental years, women have a greater risk of developing osteoporosis, a progressive loss of bone mass due to aging. This makes women more susceptible to fractures and the possible loss of teeth from weakening of the jawbone.
For women in the age range of 19-24 years, the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium is 1,300 milligrams. This decreases to 1000 milligrams thereafter. The foods rich in calcium include milk, cheese and ice cream, but these also are high in calories and fat. This obviously creates a difficult situation for women watching the weight. Unfortunately, you are going to have to add exercise to your regimen of consuming more calcium.
Also, you’re going to have to shop wisely and check the labels. Alternatives such as skim or no fat milk can solve some of the problem. There are a reasonable variety of cheeses and yogurts that are low fat as well as ice cream substitutes. Besides dairy, other healthy foods rich in calcium are salmon, tofu (soybean curd), broccoli, peas, beans, nuts and calcium-enriched grain products. This is going to take work on your part, but it will pay off in the long run.
All the researchers agree that, given the widespread use of supplemental calcium, better studies are needed to clarify possible risks and benefits, and to whom they may apply. If we can be of assistance or answer any questions surrounding your oral health, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call for a complimentary consultation. We serve all of Metro Atlanta from Alpharetta, Roswell, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Chamblee, Buckhead to Vinings communities.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC.
ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
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Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
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