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What vitamins and minerals good for bones expected d?

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Vitamin C, calcium+D: There are a number of nutrients essential to bone health. The most well known are calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Many people do not know that vitamin C is also important for the formation of the collagen scaffolding that new bone is created on. Boron is another important micronutrient, as is Vitamin K, and Silicon. Finally, and oft neglected is the strengthening effect of regular exercise.
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Provided original answer
Weight bearing moderate intensity exercise is essential for development and maintenance of bone strength and health. Bone density is commonly confused with bone strength. Though density is a surrogate marker for healthy bones, how strong the bones are is of greater importance than how dense they appear in x-rays.
Jul 10, 2014
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Provided original answer
This is true for males as well as females and people of all ages.
Jul 10, 2014

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