Osteoporosis

24 January 2008

Weekly tip – Vitamin D for bone density

An increasing body of evidence suggests that on a global level, vitamin D deficiency is widespread. This vitamin plays an essential role in the development and maintenance of bone.

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An increasing body of evidence suggests that, on a global level, vitamin D deficiency is widespread – even in sunny countries. This vitamin plays an essential role in the development and maintenance of bone.

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What can you do to ensure a healthy vitamin D status? According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, vitamin D is made in the skin on exposure to the sun's ultraviolet B rays. Casual exposure of the face, arms and hands for as little as 10 to 15 minutes per day is usually sufficient for most people.

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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