CALCIUM GUIDELINES

These links include information regarding calcium and Vitamin D daily requirements for adults.

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GUIDELINES

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) most recent recommended daily calcium intake.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D, November 2010.

Women who are 51 years of age and older should get 1200 mg of calcium and 600 IU of Vitamin D per day. Women 70+ should get 800 IU of Vitamin D per day.

For more information about the IOM go to www.iom.edu.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines on daily calcium intake.
Women who are 51 years of age or older should get 1200 mg of calcium per day.

For more information about the NIH go to www.nih.gov.

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis(2014).
The NOF, in alignment with the IOM, advises that men 50 to 70 years old get 1,000 mg of calcium daily. For women age 51 and older and men age 71 and older, NOF recommends 1,200 mg of calcium per day

For more information about NOF go to www.nof.org.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Osteoporosis Guidelines(2012).
Women aged 51 years and older need 1200 mg of calcium per day.

For more information about ACOG go to www.acog.org.