Calcium Underfire

Increased calcium intake from either supplements or dietary sources may not be as effective in supporting bone mineral density (BMD) or reducing fracture risk as once thought.  Researchers found increased calcium intake resulted in only small increases in BMD in 14,000 people over 50, but the changes were so small they would not be clinically significant. Another…

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What is Your Vitamin D Status?

A study in Sweden has examined Vitamin D levels in older men for 11 years. Using gold-standard methods, these researchers found that when Vitamin D levels (25[OH]D) were below 16 ng/ml the risk of fracture rose. However, only 5% of men fell into this category, and only 3% of all fractures were attributable to low…

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