What are the AACE recommendations for daily calcium intake for the prevention of osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The goal of the current recommendations for daily calcium intake is to ensure that individuals maintain an adequate calcium balance. Current recommendations from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) for daily calcium intake are as follows [11] :

  • Age 0-6 months: 200 mg/day
  • Age 6-12 months: 260 mg/day
  • Age 1-3 years: 700 mg/day
  • Age 4-8 years: 1000 mg/day
  • Age 9-18 years: 1300 mg /day
  • Age 19-50 years: 1000 mg/day
  • Age 50 years and older: 1200 mg/day
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women age 18 years and younger: 1300 mg/day
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women age 19 years and older: 1000 mg/day

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