The Importance of Dietary Calcium and Magnesium

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Posted Jan 3rd, 2018

Calcium is an essential mineral well known for its role in bone health. About 99% of our body’s calcium is found in the bones and teeth. Acute calcium deficiency is challenging to detect since blood calcium is maintained within a narrow concentration. Low blood calcium is only seen in diseases of the parathyroid gland, chronic kidney disease, alcoholism, or with deficiencies of vitamin D or magnesium (1).

To learn more about the roles and importance of calcium and magnesium in your diet, read our registered dietitian, Susan Macfarlane, latest article here.


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