Navigation Links
Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report
Date:12/20/2011

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis on the effects of vitamin D on bone health shows that it cuts fracture risk in older adults, but only when taken with calcium supplements.

The review of nearly 50 studies on vitamin D -- present in a small number of foods and produced naturally in the skin with sun exposure -- by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) also indicates that it's too soon to tell if vitamin D supplements can help prevent cancer.

Report author Mei Chung, assistant director of the Evidence-based Practice Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, said she wasn't able to advise specific recommended doses based on the review, which concluded that a daily vitamin D regimen of between 300 and 1,100 international units (IUs) combined with 500 to 1,200 milligrams (mg) of calcium reduces fracture risk in those over 65.

"I think vitamin D likely has more benefits than we currently know and also [presents] little harm," said Dr. Robert Graham, a vitamin D researcher and internist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, who did not participate in the USPSTF report, published Dec. 20 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

"An acceptable level is always a moving target," Graham added. "It's a very controversial topic, although I honestly don't know why it's so controversial."

The USPSTF review comes about a year after a more extensive report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which said that most Americans and Canadians up to age 70 need no more than 600 IUs of vitamin D per day to maintain health, while those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs.

The IOM report took nearly 1,000 published studies into account, while the latest review incorporated 19 randomized controlled trials and 28 observational studies to determine the benefits and harms of vitamin D with or without
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Vitamin D Levels Tied to Diabetes Risk in Obese Kids
2. Low vitamin D levels may contribute to development of Type 2 diabetes
3. Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women
4. Heart Patients Using Vitamins May Take Meds Improperly
5. UH Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital begins studies on vitamin D to prevent heart disease
6. Vitamin D, Interferon Alpha Vaccine Show Promise Against Lupus
7. Vitamin D Lacking in Many Spine Surgery Patients
8. Low vitamin D levels do not increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
9. Caucasians who avoid sun exposure more likely to be vitamin D deficient, Stanford study suggests
10. Low vitamin D common in spine surgery patients
11. Vitamin B-based treatment for corneal disease may offer some patients a permanent solution
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 Daily Gossip reveals in ... is a new method of naturally curing this disease. ... leading to a permanent cure in only one week. This ... no need to make huge sacrifices. , Moreover, with ... from the symptoms of sciatica in just 8 minutes. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... famous online supplier of trendy clothes, has unveiled its new ... all these mini outfits are offered at discounted rates, up ... September 14. , The company’s senior spokesman states, “To ... designs, we have listed some of the best-selling items in ... to get high quality, fashionable clothes. Many of our sexy ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 Indosoft, Inc., a ... the availability of monthly per-port licensing of its Q-Suite ... contact center solutions, Indosoft has been successfully deploying and ... and large contact centers around the world for more ... intended to give clients another option which complements the ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Developed as ... DoudouneCanadienneGoosePasCher.fr’s high quality Canada Goose products offer ... when working on Arctic runways. The company’s Canada ... jackets in the current market. Additionally, the firm has ... special offer. , At present, all high quality ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 As reported by GantDaily.com in ... Drug Abuse Trends , Outbreaks (8/20), the National Institute on ... monitor drug abuse trends by turning to social media. As ... trends, it is also working with the University of Maryland ... Early Warning System, which will be funded by the National ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Stop Sciatica in 8 Minutes Review Exposes Steven Guo's Complete Sciatica Cure 2Health News:Cheap Sexy Mini Dresses Added To The Product Line Of Skmen.com 2Health News:Indosoft Offers Monthly Usage Licensing Terms 2Health News:New Designs Of Canada Goose Chilliwack Bombers From DoudouneCanadienneGoosePasCher.fr 2Health News:Social Media Proves to Be Helpful in Fighting Drug Abuse 2Health News:Social Media Proves to Be Helpful in Fighting Drug Abuse 3
... Dec. 15 Today, Coastal Healthcare Administrators officially announced ... time since its inception in 1961. Effective immediately, ... contracts previously held by the Physicians Foundation for Medical ... philosophy, Coastal maintains close working relationships with all network ...
... are generally associated with different tests and/or prescriptions for ... and midwives are agreed that gynaecological visits presents great ... from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, ... problem, the thesis shows. Almost 500 women aged 23-29 ...
... Scientists seeking to understand how to make an AIDS ... turns out that the immune system can indeed produce cells ... at the same time, the immune system works equally hard ... a chance to mature. "These studies show that a ...
... In ... journalist, even though the writer had earlier obtained them from the CIA itself under ... ... secretive Central Intelligence Agency has requested documents from an investigative journalist, even though the ...
... than wood fiber , TUESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- ... a fall are much lower on playgrounds with granite sand ... has found. , Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children ... of either granite sand or engineered wood fiber. Their findings ...
... ... service ( www.delicious-planet.com ) is accepting orders now for the launch of its Delicious ... ... Seattle, WA) – Delicious Planet, Seattle’s premier organic meal delivery service ( www.delicious-planet.com ) ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Coastal Healthcare Administrators Expands Provider Network to Santa Clara County 2Health News:More about sex and relationships needed at gynecological visits 2Health News:Biological catch-22 prevents induction of antibodies that block HIV 2Health News:CIA Requests its Own Documents from Author 2Health News:CIA Requests its Own Documents from Author 3Health News:Delicious Planet Organic Meal Service Is Accepting Orders For Its Weekly Detox Program Delivery 2Health News:Delicious Planet Organic Meal Service Is Accepting Orders For Its Weekly Detox Program Delivery 3Health News:Delicious Planet Organic Meal Service Is Accepting Orders For Its Weekly Detox Program Delivery 4
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... Court for the District of New Jersey ... company,s case against Sandoz, Inc. regarding United Therapeutics, Remodulin ... ruled that U.S. Patent No. 6,765,117 is both ... from marketing its generic product until the expiration of ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or ... today that it intends to release its financial results ... June 30, 2014 after market trading ends on Tuesday, ... a conference call for 4:30 p.m. U.S. EDT on ... 6:30 a.m. AEST), to review the Company,s financial results, commercial ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX ... and consumables to the medical, research and veterinary markets, ... Chief Executive Officer, will present at the CL King ... Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The ... Hotel in New York City . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2Unilife Corporation to Announce Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2Abaxis, Inc. to Present at CL King's 12th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2014 2
... Sept. 21, 2011 SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. announced ... Alarm Concepts Holding, Inc. (OTCQB: MDHI), manufacturer ... alarm system that allows the users to ... is now available. The interview can be ...
... organiser UBM Conferences , a division of UBM ... introduced CPhI Lunchtime Education Series to be hosted 25th ... Worldwide event which is focused on pharmaceutical ingredients. Organised ... workshop format with six interactive sessions over the three ...
Cached Medicine Technology:A New Audio Interview with Medical Alarm Concepts Holdings, Inc., CEO, Howard Teicher, is now at SmallCapVoice.com 2CPhI Conferences Introduces New Lunchtime Education Series 2
They employ Lea Symbols. Contrast levels are the same at 25%, 10%, 5%, 2.5% and 1.25%. Each offers a different set of Lea Symbols to guard against memorization. Also uses recording forms (P/N 215400)...
9" X 14" Translucent plastic may be used with illuminated test cabinets or as a wall chart 20/100 to 20/10....
Angled 30 degree shaft. 13 mm from tip to bend with 2.5 mm hook curved tip. Polished finished. Overall length excluding hub: 35 mm, 1.4 inches....
Binkhorst irrigating cannula....
Medicine Products: