Not getting enough vitamin D may make your bones age faster…

July 15th, 2013 No Comments

NJ elder caregivers: low levels of vitamin D not healthy for bones

A new study at the University of California Berkeley recently published a study which shows a vitamin D deficiency can increase premature bone aging. Aging, brittle bones increase fall risks. The risk of having bone fractures greatly increase the older one becomes, especially for women. According to a researcher at UC Berkeley, 50% of women and 25% of men over the age of 50 will have one or more fractures in their lives after the age of 50. A person receives vitamin D naturally in the sun. To get an appropriate amount, you’ll need to be in the sun about 30 minutes two times per week, without sunscreen. Be cautious about the dangers of skin cancer, however. Other sources are in fortified milk or yogurt, fatty fish, cheese, and egg yolks. Perhaps the easiest way to get the proper amount is through a vitamin D supplement. To read more about the study, go to http://bit.ly/12QdEVp.

 

 


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