Importance of Vitamin D for Bone Health

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Blogs | 0 comments

Did you know that many people are vitamin D deficient? Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for bone health, and a new study shows that a high daily dose of at least 800 international units can help prevent bone fractures in the elderly. It helps the body absorb and process calcium and phosphorus. It should also be noted that taking too much calcium in conjunction with vitamin D can lessen the benefit.

Many older people who fracture a hip due to weak bones never regain full mobility. Implementing vitamin D could reduce the risk of broken bones up to 30%. You can read the article in full here.

There are also other health risks associated with vitamin D deficiency. There can be an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, severe asthma in kids, and even cancer. It can even affect your oral health.

WebMD offers a comprehensive look at vitamin D and how to make sure you are getting enough. You can also contact us at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com with any questions!

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