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

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; 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
  • Females Age 51 years and older: 1200 mg/day
  • Males Age 51-70: 1000 mg/day
  • Males Age 71 and older: 1200 mg/day

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