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Osteoporosis in Women: Foods Women Must Eat

  By posted Dec 5th 2012
Healthy Living

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis and Vitamin D

Besides calcium, Eileen Canday informs you need other vitamins too. “Although the importance of calcium to bone health is well-recognized, adequate calcium intake alone is not enough to prevent bone loss that could lead to osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture.”

Here’s how vitamin D helps in the improvement of osteoporosis, “Without sufficient vitamin D, calcium absorption is not efficient enough to satisfy the body’s needs, even when calcium intake is adequate. Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin when exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation from sunlight and can be obtained from the diet.”

The scary revelation is “Vitamin D deficiency is common and increases the risk of osteoporosis. Sun exposure for 5-10 minutes on bare skin, such as the arms and legs, 2-3 times weekly improves vitamin D status with minimal risk of skin damage. Sunscreen, skin color, season, geographic latitude, time of day, clouds, and smog affect UV ray exposure and vitamin D synthesis” says nutritionist Eileen.

You can source vitamin D from different food products, “Vitamin D containing foods are egg yolks, liver, saltwater fish, salmon, mackerel, and tuna.”

 

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