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I keep hearing yogurt has more calcium han same amount of milk.Where does this extra calcium come from?
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Alex

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Hi,  You are correct.  Yogurt does contain more calcium than milk but only by a small percentage.  This may be due to the fact that yogurt has slightly more phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. It also provides 115 IU of Vitamin D (one cup of fortified nonfat milk).  While yogurt may be a better source of proteins it contains more calories and more sugar so the nutritional content of milk is a better choice.  The other thing to consider is the fact that yogurt varies between different brands and flavors.  Look at the nutrition label so that you can choose one low in sugar.

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I am qualified to answer your questions on nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, disease management,obesity and obesity related issues. I am experienced with nutrition aspect of managing the following: Celiac disease, lactose intolerance, pregnancy, allergies, IBS, diabetes, heart disease, fitness, wellness, healthy cooking, and many more.

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Over 20 years in premier hospitals, consulting and private counseling practice for nutrition.

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New York State Dietetic Association, Long Island Dietetic Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Center for Science of Public Interest

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Masters of Healthcare Administration from Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.) 1999 Masters of Science in Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University (Ypslanti, M.I.) 2012 Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Ithaca College (Ithaca, N.Y) 1994

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