Ask the doctor: Should I drink orange juice with added calcium and vitamin D?

Published: May, 2012

Q. Should I be drinking the orange juice that has calcium and vitamin D added to it?

A. Major brands are selling orange juice with about 350 milligrams (mg) of calcium and 100 international units of vitamin D added to each 8-ounce serving. Many Americans don't get enough vitamin D, so I am happy to see the addition of vitamin D. I have some concerns about the additional calcium.

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