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Adults need 1 000-1 200mg of cal­cium a day, the equiv­a­lent of three dairy por­tions, di­eti­cian Lize Stander says. One por­tion could be 150ml yo­ghurt, which con­tains about 300mg of cal­cium.

Kids up to the age of three need 500mg of cal­cium a day, and those age three to eight need 800mg a day. Teens need about 1 300mg a day.

La­bels on yo­ghurt make no dis­tinc­tion be­tween lac­tose (milk sugar) and other sug­ars that may have been added.

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