Why is calcium important for strong bones?

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Your bones need calcium to stay strong because they are made of a calcium-based substance called calcium hydroxylapatite, with the chemical formula Ca5(PO4)3(OH). It is recommended that people between the ages of 18–50 consume about 1000 milligrams of calcium per day, while older people should consume 1200–1500 milligrams of calcium each day.


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