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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."

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  • http://Working Chuckie

    Resepctfully, the researchers conducting this study are ignorant of the facts regarding vitamin D health.

    The optimal range of 25 OH D is at least 50 ng/ml, year round, as is supported by a world of recent evidence. To state that 1000 i.u. of D3 is sufficient is to condemn tens of thousands of seniors to an early and likely avoidable death.

    50 ng/ml 25 OH D is clearly the low end of he opitmal range. 1000 i.u per day will get no one, any place, ever, to that level.

    There’s an easy way to prove who’s right: I’ll take my 5000 i.u. per day and the rest will take 1000 i.u. per day.

    Let’s see who dies first?

    When will researchers admit that the drug companies are scared to death of vitamin D?

    Educate yourself in regards to vitamin D health. Your doctors know almost nothing about it so you will have to drag them along. Help them help you to not die an early death caused by the world’s number one killer: Vitamin D deficiency.

    • Disgusted

      You are so right. I am a 45 year old female and I take 6,000IU of D3 a day for maintenance and have been for about 2 years, when I first started taking D3 I took 100,00IU a week for 4 weeks and then began the maintenance. I work at a hospital and there are many different opinions regarding D3 by the physicians on staff here, how does a patient know what to do when the physician they depend on doesn’t know the right thing to do. It has been proven that even extreme amounts of vitamin D are not toxic. I say educate yourself and go with what you think is the right thing to do – you know your body better than anyone else. By the way – I refuse to get the flu shot and I haven’t been sick with anything for about 2 years, remember I work in a hospital and I have been around everything you can imagine.
      Take Vitamin D – it is the building block of all your cells!

      • Richard Pawley

        Just realized you said a 100,000 a WEEK and not a day. I have a life long friend, a retired nurse, whose body was apparently completely void of Vitamin D although she lives in the south. She also was getting D-3 shots of 50,000 IU twice a week and now she is normal and takes just a maintenance dose. Those who have the flu can take 100,000 IU per day but not for longer than five days! I too take extra, 4,400 IU in the winter but as soon as the weather is warm I make it a habit to take my lunch or at least hot tea between noon and 2 p.m. outside in short sleeves and shorts without sun screen. Half an hour will give you more than 10,000 IU but you can wash it off within 48 hours so a gentle soaking bath or shower is all you can do except for those parts not exposed to the sun. I HAVE NOT USED SUN SCREEN IN TWENTY FIVE YEARS but there are two I’ve heard of that do not have dangerous chemicals in them. Some have up to ten! I don’t allow myself to get sunburned and that is very important. Also one needs a good all natural Whole Food Energizer natural multi-vitamin with minerals. I’ve taken such for 25 years. Remember Vitamin D-3 is just one of the many that the human body needs. I seem to remember having had two shots since 1970 and having been sick twice for four days in that time. Remember to vote intelligently in November. We may be able to get our health freedom back if we do. May God bless America. No one else is going to do so.

    • Disgusted

      I forgot to mention – I started my husband on D3 at the same dosage and his cholesterol levels dropped to within normal range – we had been fighting that for years. Who knew all we needed to do was take D3, I say that is better than taking lipitor and much cheaper. Think about this and why the drug companies would be in an uproar if this is all you would need and not their drugs! They want to keep you sick so you need them.
      Think about it!

  • James A Graham

    Lawyer has read the ENTIRE health care bill – his comments -

    The Truth About the Health Care Bills – Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney

    Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

    To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

    The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

    However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

    The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

    The irony is that the Congress doesn’t have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

    This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide…

    If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn’t work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

    So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn’t stop there though.

    The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

    The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

    I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights… Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.” If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

    For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

    Michael Connelly
    Retired attorney,
    Constitutional Law Instructor
    Carrollton , Texas


    If you don’t care about our constitution, or your rights under it, just do nothing.


  • James A Graham

    04-11-2010 7:44 pm – Jon Voight
    Jon Voight was a guest on the Mike Huckabee show on April 10th, 2010. On the show he read an open letter to America and to barrack Obama where he discussed the future of America and the need for us all to get involved in our individual states Tea-Party movement in order to save our nation.

    Below is the text of the letter:


    “In one year, the American people are witnessing the greatest lie that is cleverly orchestrated by President Obama and his whole administration. The lie is a potent aggression that feeds the needs of people who either have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us all or the very poor and needy who live to be taken care of.

    President Obama feeds these people poison, giving them the idea that they are entitled to take from the wealthier who have lived and worked in a democracy that understands that capitalism is the only truth that keeps a nation healthy and fed. Now the lie goes very deep and President Obama has been cleverly trained in the Alinsky method and it would be very important that every American knows what that method is.

    It is a socialistic, Marxist teaching and with it, little by little, he rapes this nation, taking down our defenses, making new language for the Islamic extremists. The world looked up to us as a symbol of hope and prosperity now wonders what will become of the entire world if America is losing its power.

    The American people who understand exactly what is taking place have come together in the thousands, vowing to try to stay together as a unit of love and freedom for all men and women, from all walks of life, shivering to think that this once great nation will be a third world country.

    This will be the first president to ever weaken the United States of America. President Obama uses his aggression and arrogance for his own agenda, against the will of the American people when he should be using his will and aggression against our enemies.

    Every loving American for peace and truth and the security of our nation must come out and join the Tea Parties in their states. The opposition will continue their tactics; they will lie and plant their own bullies amongst us. Everyone must pay close attention to who stands next to them. We can weed out the liars and agitators.

    Let us all stay in Gods light. Let no man put asunder. We can and we will prevail. God bless us all!”

    ~Jon Voight, April 10th, 2010

    • Richard Pawley

      President Obama is, to quote Eric Hoffer in his famous book, a TRUE BELIEVER. He like those in Congress who support him, actually believe they know better than the American people what is best for us all. He will of course be blamed for the crisis that is still coming but electing a typical Republican will not necessary change things. The president is simply a product of his environment, an African father who was a Muslim and a communist, white grandparents who were communists and many associates who are Marxists, socialists and those who believe they are supremely enlightened to lead the masses. Such people, and there are millions of them, believe that they are either God or god like, or that they can become God. As I pointed out in my autobiography, quoting a South American psychologist, it is the most common disease in the world, but that job is already taken. Remember, that we don’t need just Republicans to replace the elitists in Congress, we need those who actually believe in the United States and in the Constitution. Those like George Washington who don’t have an agenda but who are public servants. When did servants make more money than those they serve? (Working for the Federal Government is very lucrative and the number of those who earn over a $100.000 a year in the government has increased dramatically since the Democrats took over Congress four years ago, and even more so since Obama became president). Obama will not be re-elected unless he can convince Congress to allow all the illegal Hispanics and others (including over 2,000,000 criminals who are guilty of rape, robbery, murder or drug dealing)to become citizens. In Arizona and California (and maybe elsewhere) Hispanic students are actually taught in some high schools that they are oppressed by the white majority and it is their duty and obligation to overthrow the United States Government. I always thought such things would be consider sedition! Earlier in the week Arizona just passed another controversial law making it illegal to teach students such things and it will be interesting to see if the teachers unions and others oppose this as much as they did the recent laws Arizona passed trying to halt the crimes by illegal immigrants that our Congress has been to busy to bother with for over 20 years. Mexico certainly doesn’t allow anyone to sneak into their country. You will serve two years in prison (which is like ten years in ours) if you are caught, and if you sneak in a second time you will serve ten actual years in prison! Does no one in this country care about the ONE MILLION DOCUMENTED SEX CRIMES committed by illegal aliens? And now our own government’s attorney general, appointed by Congress is trying to sue Arizona for trying to protect themselves, a job the Federal Government is supposed to do. On top of that the United Nations has come out against Arizona too. They are trying to force international law down our throats. Where is the spine that make us the greatest country in the world? Have we become all sheep? Think Tanks say that if we make all the illegal aliens into instant citizens then the evidence is that this will result in 40,000,000 or MORE trying to come in. It’s as if Congress has already surrendered the country. Did you know that we have over a million illegals from Ecuador here? That’s not Central America, that’s South America, and even further south than Colombia or Venezuela. Many of these are hard working people who deserve a shot at becoming a citizen because we allowed them to come here and work. I believe we owe the decent people among them that, but there are millions here who have no desire to become citizens. Their allegiance is to their home country. They send money back each month and hope to retire back home. If the Hispanic citizens do not learn the language they will always be second class citizens and that seems to be what Congress wants because they have never had the guts to declare that English, the language of many countries, is our language too. Did you know that Mexico even publishes pamphlets on how to sneak into the USA but they don’t want anyone sneaking into their country, even if it is just on their way to the USA. They consider the United States theirs alone. Nero fiddled and Congress slept and the taxpayers are going to pay for it all with horrendous inflation (the most hidden of taxes). It is the 111th Congress that is responsible for all this, and the 110th before them. The president always get blamed but it is Pelosi and Reid and Kerry and Gore a hundred others who have actually done all this to us, yes and a few so-called Republicans like McCain and Lieberman and Graham and Crist. If we do not replace the Progressive Socialists in Congress who no longer believe in the Constitution and “equal rights” but have capitulated towards “social rights” then replacing Obama and his followers in 30 months will have little effect on the economy. It will be much worse. The FCC is headed by an Obama appointee who having already been stopped once by the courts wants to declare the Internet a “public utility” so the government can control it and free speech. These ‘god-like’ people do not like to be opposed. It is all about freedom or control. Which do you want? I will be like King David of old when he was praying for his unborn son. He did all he could but he was a realist. When his son was still born, he stopped praying and fasting and accepted it. The normal thing at that time was to mourn and wail, weep and pray, but David knew that would change nothing. If Congress is not replaced this November then I will know that the American people have decided that they no longer want the Constitution and freedom and I will concern myself with my own affairs thereafter. I hope that I too am a realist. Get involved while you are still able to do so! Support the Constitution. It is not an “imperfect document” as Obama’s latest appointee, Elena Kagin, seems to think. We do not rule ourselves by the Charter of the United Nations Charter (YET) but by the United States Constitution. May it ever be so!

  • http://---------- Armando Monteiro

    Dear Sirs
    I was fascinated reading the opinions of your readers concerning the defense of the freedoms writen in your constitution which may be endangered by president Obama obcession with his preference for vague
    international ideals promising equal rights to everybody whether they deserve or not,to be financed with extorcionist taxes squeezed from law abiding american citizens .
    The american elites should read ancient history to avoid repeating the same the last 2500 years three empires colapsed and were
    conquere by more powerfull invaders.(the Sumerian.the Greek and the Roman empires).Their downfall was caused because they could not handle the population explosion which ocurred when they began to concentrate their populations in bigger and bigger towns and they
    exausted their capacity to produce food,burned all their forests to
    provide energy and could not provide decent living standards and to
    compensate for their insuficiencies they made wars and colonised their neighbours to steal their resources enslave them and compell them to trade in disadvantageous terms.
    The Humanity has expanded in the last 100 years from 3,2 billion to
    6,2 billion and the larger powers on the planet are now facing identical problems to the old empires and like them are asking their populationa to pray to their gods to save them from the natural cataclisms and for peace and food.
    A group of individuals called ECOLOGISTS-HUMANISTS have analysed
    the present limitations of the planet to provide the basic goods that we need at acceptable prices and came to the conclusion that unless we
    promote programs of family planing ro reduce the population growth durind the course of this century, all development plans are futile
    and our future generations will have to live in more and more poluted towns and dispute in useless wars their share of the Earth resources
    Good luck United States you will need to have the most modern and the most powerful weapons to keep your standards.
    prices what
    problems to the old empires


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