Vitamin D Drives Bone Health -- and You May Not Be Getting Enough

February 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Feb2006, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p8
The article focuses on a study which examined the significance of vitamin D to bone health. The study involved 944 adults, ages 30 to 85. They were examined for blood levels of vitamin D, calcium and serum intact parathyroid hormone. Parathyroid hormone is the most important regulator of body calcium and phosphorus and is a key indicator of bone health. Researchers recommended vitamin D supplements of approximately 500 milligrams daily.


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