Falls are one of the main reasons older adults lose their independence.  After age 50, everyone should have a bone density scan to determine whether osteoporosis is already present or about ready to occur, pre-osteoporosis is called osteopenia. After we reach age 50, the recommended daily amount of calcium is 1,000 to 1,200 mg.  But our bodies can only absorb about 500 mg of calcium at one time.  So this means taking calcium with breakfast and dinner to allow proper absorption into the body.

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