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Table 3 Daily Calcium Intake Reference (adapted from the Institute of Medicine 2010)

From: Assessment and clinical management of bone disease in adults with eating disorders: a review

Age Estimated Average Requirement of Calcium (mg/day) Recommended Dietary Allowance of Calcium (mg/day) Upper Level Intake of Calcium (mg/day)
14–18 years old 1100 1300 3000
19–30 years old 800 1000 2500
31–50 years old 800 1000 2500
51–70 year old males 800 1000 2000
51–70 year old females 1000 1200 2000