Thursday, July 5. 2012
The New England Journal of Medicine recently conducted a study which showed that vitamin D can lower the chances of getting bone fractures, but only when administered at high doses.
The study examined a group of people who took at least 800 international units of vitamin D each day helped lower hip fractures by 30 percent, while other bone fractures dropped by 14 percent. Those who did not use as much vitamin D did not see any improvement.
"A 30 percent reduction in hip fracture with an inexpensive and safe intervention such as vitamin D has enormous public health implications," Dr. Heike Bischoff-Ferrari, lead author of the report, told CNN.
Those who may be interested in further information regarding bone health may want to visit a professional for a consultation. However, lacking a sufficient health insurance plan could prevent this from being affordable. There are multiple health insurance quotes available that may make it easier to be seen.