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Doctor insights on: Vitamin Important Preventing Osteoporosis

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Why is vitamin d important in preventing osteoporosis?

Why is vitamin d important in preventing osteoporosis?

Yes: It's important for most people to supplement with calcium and vitamin d for good bone health. A simple blood test can be used to check for vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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Preventing osteoporosis: does exercising more prevent the formation of osteoporosis?

Preventing osteoporosis: does exercising more prevent the formation of osteoporosis?

Yes: But only weight bearing exercises and things that stress the bone like jumping, lunges, walking with ankle weights or lifting weights etc will actually help to build bone. However, if you already are at risk for fractures you have to be careful doing some of these in order to avoid getting fracture. ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis prevented? Heard calcium and vit d are not effective.

How is osteoporosis prevented? Heard calcium and vit d are not effective.

See below: Osteoporosis chances are lower first of all with consistent weight bearing exercise. They has been recent discussion on the benefits of calcium and vitamin d but i still would rec 500 to 1, 000 mg of calcium and at least 400 iu of vitamin d and a manesium supplement. No smoking as smoking can increase bone loss. Stay up on DEXA scans so bone density can be followed more closely. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements help prevent osteoporosis?

Do calcium supplements help prevent osteoporosis?

No: Absorption of calcium is greatly influenced by the presence or absence of other micronutrients. Calcium can decrease the rate of bone loss, especially in the elderly and in the presence of adequate levels of vitamin d. However, those with excessive bone loss would need an appropriate anti-osteoporosis therapy to prevent bone loss and fractures. ...Read more

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Can calcium pills with vitamin d prevent colds?

Can calcium pills with vitamin d prevent colds?

Unsure: There are some places that list dosage of vitamin d for viral infections. Not surethat it would keep you from getting a cold, but it might help your immune system. ...Read more

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How can vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?

How can vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?

More calcium to bone: Vitamin D improves the absorption of calcium from diet and help the body to place more of the needed Calcium in your bones ...Read more

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Can vitamin d supplementation genuinely reduce your risk of catching influenza?

Can vitamin d supplementation genuinely reduce your risk of catching influenza?

Promotion vs Science: There is a lot more promotion than real evidence & knowledge around. The link between vit d3 plasma concentrations & immune system function remain very unclear, through promoted based on observations of a few. See vitamindcouncil.Org which promotes these issues; reliability, in my view, unclear after studying & other "experts" a good bit. Suggest studying my answer to question 705132 on healthtap. ...Read more

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What are good vitamin supplements to prevent premature graying?

What are good vitamin supplements to prevent premature graying?

Manage stress: You ask about vitamins - the primary vitamins that have been cited as necessary to prevent gray hair are b-vitamins - b12, folate (folic acid) and biotin in particular. In my experience, the best gray hair prevention is stress management however. Learn how to not get frazzled. Meditate, do yoga, exercise, get enough sleep. Eat a healthy organic diet with lots of fruits and veggies. Don't go to med school. ...Read more

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Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Are antioxidants important in disease prevention?

Www.nlm.nih.gov: Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer andthese are antioxidants :beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin e. ...Read more

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Which nutrient plays an important role in preventing anemia?

Which nutrient plays an important role in preventing anemia?

Mulitple: Anemia can be caused from many things including bleeding (acute or chronic), bone marrow problems, inflammation, or vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin deficiencies associated with anemia include: b12, folate, (folic acid) iron. ...Read more

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How should vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

How should vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

Vit D nec for bones: Vitamin d and calcium are the necessary for bone health and the lack of either can contribute to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Why is vitamin d important?

Why is vitamin d important?

Omnipresent: Traditionally, vit d has important role in bone health but is increasingly recognized as a hormone with role in various body systems including skin, immunity, etc. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Who is at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Many: The classic B12 deficient people are severe alcoholics and vegan type vegetarians. Obviously, the reason for the deficiency is different in the two groups. Vegans simply don't eat enough B12 containing foods. Alcoholics are a bit more complicated than that. ...Read more

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Does calcium supplementation prevent postmenopausal bone loss?

Does calcium supplementation prevent postmenopausal bone loss?

No: But it will enhance bone remodeling, and if on bisphosphonate agent, it will potentiate it's effect as shown in a recent study. Concomitant vitamin d is recommended. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more

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How important is nutrition for preschoolers in preventing future disease?

How important is nutrition for preschoolers in preventing future disease?

Very: Get them started right with healthy foods in childhood, and build healthy patterns for life. How they see their parents and other influential family members eat, is another important factor. ...Read more