Low-dose calcium supplements can effectively slow bone loss in peri- and postmenopausal Asian women

One out of 3 Indian females suffers from osteoporosis, making India one of the most affected countries in the world, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Additionally, in most Western countries, the peak incidence of osteoporosis occurs at about 70 to 80 years of age; in India, it occurs 10 to 20 years earlier, at about 50 to 60 years of age.

To prevent osteopenia—the precursor to osteoporosis—in older adults with a low calcium intake, calcium supplements of 1,200 mg/day have been recommended. However, the...

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