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What is the RDA for calcium?

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The recommended daily allowance for calcium is 200 milligrams for babies newborn to 6 months, 260 milligrams for babies 7 to 12 months and 700 milligrams for toddlers 1 to 3 years old. Children between 4 and 8 years old should receive 1,000 milligrams per day.

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Children who are 9 to 13 years old should get 1,300 mg of calcium a day. The recommended daily allowance of calcium is 1,300 mg for teenagers 14 to 18 years old, including those who are pregnant or nursing, and 1,000 mg for adults 19 to 50 years old, including women who are pregnant or nursing. Women who are 51 and over should have 1,200 mg of calcium a day, while men 51 to 70 years old should have 1,000 mg a day. Men 71 and over should have 1,200 mg per day.

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