Multivitamins interfere with calcium absorption?

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Question from Sissy: Do some multivitamins interfere with the absorption of calcium?
Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. You need vitamin D in order to absorb calcium properly. There are all kinds of vitamin and calcium supplements that are available in one pill. In fact, many of the calcium supplements also include vitamin D. You may need to try various kinds of calcium supplements until you find one or several that you tolerate well.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Keeping Your Bones Strong featured Charles L. Shapiro, M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about how to measure the strength of your bones, how to find out your risk for osteoporosis, and what you can do to lower that risk.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in August 2002.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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