Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

International Osteoporosis Foundation Unveils New Vitamin D Recommendations For Seniors

May 13, 2010 by  

International Osteoporosis Foundation unveils new vitamin D recommendations for seniors The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has released new vitamin D recommendations for older adults who are at a high risk of low bone mass, poor muscle development and osteoporotic fractures.

According to a statement published in the latest issue of the journal Osteoporosis International, vitamin D supplementation can improve lower limb strength and, in turn, reduce a person’s risk of falling. The nutrient can also lessen fracture risk by helping to recover bone metabolism.

After significant research, Bess Dawson-Hughes, professor at Tufts University and lead author of the statement, recommends that healthy older adults take at least 800 to 1,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D each day.

Individuals who are at high risk, including those who are obese, have osteoporosis and limited sun exposure, should consider taking as much as 2,000 IU of the nutrient per day. The research team also noted that high risk patients should have their serum levels consistently monitored by their physician.

"The high prevalence of suboptimal levels raises the possibility that many falls and fractures can be prevented with vitamin D supplementation," said Dawson-Hughes. "This is a relatively easy public health measure that could have significant positive effects on the incidence of osteoporotic fractures."
ADNFCR-1961-ID-19768927-ADNFCR

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “International Osteoporosis Foundation Unveils New Vitamin D Recommendations For Seniors”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.