Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Go
Search posts:

Vitamin D Supplementation May Reduce Bone Fracture Risk

Posted Aug 03 2012 10:09pm
Posted on July 31, 2012, 6 a.m. in Bone and Dental Dietary Supplementation Vitamins
Vitamin  D Supplementation May Reduce Bone Fracture Risk

With the cost of treating a hip fracture at $26,912 (2007 estimate, by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), and the numbers of the aging population at-risk for such injuries on a steady rise, a number of scientists have turned their attention to assessing natural therapies that may help to reduce bone fracture risks. Bess Dawson-Hughes, from Tufts University (Massachusetts, USA), and colleagues completed a pooled analysis of 11 unrelated randomized clinical trials investigating vitamin D supplementation and fracture risk in more than 31,000 older adults.  The team divided the subjects into quartiles ranging from 0 to 2,000 International Units (IUs) of daily vitamin D intake, and analyzed each participant's vitamin D supplementation within and independent of the study protocol, controlling for age, vitamin D blood levels at baseline, additional calcium supplementation and whether the person lived independently or under medical care.  The researchers found that in the top quartile, there was a 30% reduction in hip fracture risk and a 14% reduced risk of fracturing other bones, compared to the control groups. Commenting that: "Taking between 800 IUs and 2,000 IUs of vitamin D per day significantly reduced the risk of most fractures, including hip, wrist and forearm in both men and women age 65 and older," the lead author reports that: "Importantly, we saw there was no benefit to taking Vitamin D supplements in doses below 800 IUs per day for fracture prevention."

Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Willett WC, Orav EJ, Lips P, Meunier PJ,  Dawson-Hughes B., et al.  “A pooled analysis of vitamin D dose requirements for fracture prevention.”  N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 5;367(1):40-9.

  
A blend of choline, uridine, and docohexaenoic acid (DHA) serves as precursor to lipid molecules essential for forming and maintaining membranes of brain cells.
High-resolution ultrasound offers an inexpensive, non-invasive and fast method to detect cancer that could someday help doctors identify cancers.
Drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry supplements associates with a protective effect against urinary tract infection (UTI).
University of Nottingham (UK) researchers have begun the search for a new class of injectable materials that will stimulate stem cells to regenerate tissue.
Frankincense, the resin from the trunk of the Boswellia tree, contains substances that may hold promise in treating conditions of inflammation.
Eating Western-style fast food on a regular basis significantly increased the risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease.
Higher doses of Vitamin D may be the most beneficial approach to reduce bone fractures among older adults.
Parkinson’s Disease may start with non-motor symptoms affecting physical, mental, and emotional health, that precede the onset of the disease by several years.
Strawberry extracts stimulate proteins that help to increase antioxidant activities of cells.
Low levels of vitamin B-6 and B-12 are associated with an increased risk of impaired cognition.
An indicator of poor oral hygiene and a potential source of dental infections, the amount of dental plaque may predict death from cancer.
Seeing a dental hygienist at least once a year may help to reduce incidence of myocardial infarction, stroke, and total cardiovascular events.
Young men who play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for four hours a week or more increase their bone mass.
The most common artificial source of ionizing radiation, dental x-rays are linked to an increased risk of meningioma.
Achieving a healthy body-mass index (BMI) may ward off gum disease.
Vigorous exercise raises osteocalcin levels, a hormone associated with bone heath, insulin sensitivity and fat stores.
`Yale University (US) researchers report that women who have more wrinkles have lower bone mineral density.
Dutch study of periodontal disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis found an association between gum disease severity and activity of the arthritis.
Hesperidin, a flavanone antioxidant found in orange juice, helps to reduce blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Anti-Aging Therapeutics 13   View the Table of Contents
  Order the Book
  Order the eBook Anti-Aging Forum MLDP Anti-aging jobs Join A4M
18. Women Be Wary
While the Pap Smear is a test that doctors routinely conduct to check women for cervical cancer, the Pap may not find abnormal cells in the cervix until cancer already has developed. A new test, the human papilloma virus (HPV) test, detects elevated levels of the infectious pathogen that is the cause of nearly all cases of cervical cancer...
 
Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches