Calcium is an important mineral for human health. It is one of the building blocks for bones and teeth, and it is necessary for blood clotting, the muscles and the nerves. Calcium occurs in milk and milk products, as well as in green leafy vegetables. People can get a calcium deficiency if they have a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, as well as in pregnancy or during breastfeeding.

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