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Teens and D: Many girls low in crucial vitamin, study suggests

A University of Maine researcher has found evidence that many teenaged girls are not getting enough vitamin D, either from their diets or sun exposure. Lack of the critical nutrient could lead to health risks later in life, especially for osteoporosis. Susan Sullivan, a clinical dietitian, monitored sun exposure, diet and blood levels of vitamin [...]

Teens and D: Many girls low in crucial vitamin, study suggests 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Calcium plus exercise for top bones

According to researchers at the University of Arizona, exercise combined with calcium citrate supplementation provides a significant improvement in bone mineral density (BMD) for postmenopausal women. Building BMD is important in avoiding osteoporosis, the gradual loss of bone density that often results in fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Fortunately, osteoporosis often can be [...]

Calcium plus exercise for top bones 2015-09-09T13:51:18+00:00

Calcium citrate for good bones and teeth

Most calcium supplements are made from either calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. One study has found that calcium citrate is up to 27% more absorbable than calcium carbonate. Also, the carbonate form requires sufficient stomach acid for proper absorption. Because of its superior absorption rate and the fact that stomach acid levels are not critical, calcium [...]

Calcium citrate for good bones and teeth 2018-02-15T15:53:44+00:00

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