Many postmenopausal women require calcium and vitamin D supplements. However, the calcium can cause constipation, which may hinder compliance. As a solution, try adding 1,000 mg of omega-3 fish oil. To decrease the fishy smell, freeze the capsules before ingesting. — Bev Reeves-Dudley, CRNA, Liberty, Mo. (173-6)

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