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Date:4/16/2009

Orthopedists Say Diet and Vitamins Play an Important Role in Preventing Injury

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Weekend warriors take note: Bursts of high-energy athletic activity are not doing much good if you become sidelined by injury from overexertion. Overall wellness takes more than a weekend commitment. Everyone knows that regular, moderate exercise and a healthy diet are central to overall health. And a new study shows 91 percent of orthopedic specialists would add another recommendation to their patients' wellness regimens: dietary supplements.

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Research from the "Life...supplemented" Healthcare Professionals (HCP) Impact Study also showed that three-quarters of orthopedists who recommend dietary supplements to patients do so for their bone and joint health (75 and 73 percent, respectively) and half do so to address musculoskeletal pain (53 percent).

"It's important to have a balance of nutrients in your system at all times to counteract deficiencies that may keep your body from being as strong as possible," says Nick Shamie, M.D., an orthopedist affiliated with the UCLA Medical Center and advisor to the "Life...supplemented" consumer wellness campaign. "A healthy diet and habitual exercise is a good prescription for wellness, but most people forget that supplement usage ties the equation together to fill in the gaps."

Close to three-quarters of orthopedists (74 percent) think that it would be helpful if their patients had a tool to assess their overall health. At '/>"/>

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