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INTRODUCTION Osteoporosis is a disease of bone that increases the risk of bone  fracture.  It decreases bone density, making bones more susceptible to  fracture.  Calcium is required to support bone growth, healing, and  strength.  The average adult should consume 1,000 mg of calcium per  day.  Doctors often recommend calcium supplements to decrease the 
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2010 for the course CHEM 101 L taught by Professor Craigstanton during the Fall '08 term at Clemson.

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