Many believe that calcium is only important for growing teeth and bones, however that is not so.
Throughout your life, calcium plays an important role in maintaining healthy function of muscles, blood and nerves.
Those aged over 70 years need the same amount of calcium as adolescents? 1
1 The NH&MRC has set the RDI for calcium for adolescents (12-18 year olds) and those over 70 years at 1300mg / day
1. www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/calcium Accessed on 16.7.2019
2. Holick, M.F (2007) The New England Journal of Medicine; 377: 266-81