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2 Practical Dietary Recommendations for Osteoporosis Patients Calcium: Food sources are recommended, but calcium supplement usually necessary to bring dietary intake up to 1500 mg/ day. A calcium carbonate perparation with acceptable disintegration properties is a good choice. Dietary assessment by Registered Dietitian highly recommended. Vitamin D: Recommend 10 to 15 minutes in sun, 2 to 3 times/week. Supplement 400 IU I day unless deficient or in the case of sodium fluoride therapy*. Assessment of vitamin D metabolites (calcidiol and calcitriol) advisable.

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