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Today while chairing the “Women’s Health Conference ” in Dubai and speaking about “Osteoporosis and Vitamin D deficiency” I noticed an overwhelming interest in this subject.  These are a few points I would like to highlight:

1) The daily requirement of calcium is 1000 mg / day.  Please get this through your diet.  One 200 ml glass of milk or yogurt has 300 mg of calcium.  If lactose intolerant try soya milk or alternatives.  One cup of green veggies has about 100 mg of calcium.

2) Vitamin D requirement is 1000 IU per day.  This for very fair skinned people can be obtained by 20 minutes of direct sunlight exposure per day.  If darker skinned may require 1 hour of sun!  If unable to expose to sun take a vitamin D supplement 1000 IU once daily.

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