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Scientists: Combination of DHEA and vitamin D enhances bone health

July 15, 2009 by  

Combination of DHEA and vitamin D enhances bone healthResearch presented in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests supplements containing DHEA combined with vitamin D and calcium may increase bone density in older women.

DHEA is a natural steroid hormone produced in the adrenal gland, gonads and brain, and doctors believe those who have low levels of the hormone may suffer from lower bone density, which in turn makes them susceptible to fractures.

The study was conducted by scientists from Saint Louis University and Washington University who divided women aged 65-75 into two groups.

The first received the DHEA supplement, vitamin D and calcium for two years. The control group received a placebo, vitamin D and calcium for the first year and then the DHEA supplement the second year.

At the end of the second year, women who initially took the placebo experienced an approximate 2 percent increase in spinal bone density, while those receiving DHEA supplement from the start showed around a 4 increase.

The researchers believe vitamin D and calcium supplements, which were given to both groups, could be responsible for the increase in bone density.

Dr Edward Weiss, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics at Saint Louis University, says, "DHEA replacement may have other benefits including improvements in risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, improvements in immune function and improvements in psychological health." ADNFCR-1961-ID-19267592-ADNFCR

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  • http://AOL Gary Toadvine

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    • indigo

      INAPPROPRIATE COMMENT
      WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH BONE HEALTH?
      YOU RELIGIOUS FREAKS WILL ABUSE EVERY AVENUE TO SPEW YOUR RELIGIOUS POISONOUS LIES………TAKE YOUR RELIGIOUS RANT SOMEWHERE ELSE.
      AND BY THE WAY WHY DON’T YOU TAKE A DEEPER LOOK INTO YOUR RELIGION.JESUS WAS ONE OF MANY MANY MANY SONS OF GOD BORN OF A VIRGIN ,ON THE 25T OF DECEMBER ATTENDED BY 3 WISE MEN,HUNG ON A CROSS OR TREE AND RISEN IN 3 DAYS.I BELIEVE MITHRA WAS THE ONE PRECEDING JESUS.THE BIBLE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A RETELLING AND EDITING OF THE SUMERIAN TABLETS WHILE LEAVING OUT THE TRUTH OF MANKINDS ORIGINS.JESUS IS A SOLAR MYTH ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER SAVIOUR/SONS OF GOD.DO YOUR RESEARCH INSTEAD OF BEING A SHEEP…..PUN INTENDED!

  • Rene

    Indigo, You say Gary’s post has nothing to do with bone health, yet, you go on a tiny religious rant of your own. I ‘m guessing Gary was just venting, as are most Americans at this time, but I’m not going to assume what he’s thinking.
    And I would encourage you to do your research on Jesus.Where do you get your info? A solar myth?! Indigo, He is real and He will return one day. With the “last days” at hand, don’t you think it would be a good thing to consider how you would like to spend your eternity? God lives. Believe! :) God is love, try it , you might like it..

  • http://aol Kathie Roberts

    Indigo–you spew hate like it were on sale— Jesus does not have to defend himself –he is who he is and people like you cannot wish him away. I don,t know where you get your theology but it,s way off base. You and many others will witness his coming and realize that he is ”the way -the truth and the life”.
    Now is the day of Salvation –now is the appointed time . Please get on board.

  • toby Lee

    If you are interested in vitamin D you should take a look at http://www.vitaminD3world.com The Canadian Cancer Society now recommends that everyone take vitamin D to prevent cancer. The site has good summaries of the data and offers a new preparation of vitamin D in a micro-pill formulation. The pills have been formulated with cellulose which absorbs water very quickly. This ensures that the pill breaks up very quickly to provide for maximum absorption. The micro pill is tiny and tasteless. Many vitamin D pills on the market have very poor dissolution properties resulting in poor absorption.
    The site also offers to supply customers with a free supply of 400IU for their children and it also has a good newsletter.

  • Mung

    Indigo, take it easy. I take vitamins D3with Calcium, and it really has helped me.

    Now about Jesus, let’s not take Christ likely. I used to say that Jesus is not for me, but guess what? I was not even a Christian, but I did looked into the sky during the horrible Vietnam war and asked God to bring me to America. Nine years latter I ended up in America. I became a Christian not because I was a religious person, but I saw those American who were at the refugee camp were truly Godly people they became so selfless in order to help us through one of the most difficult periods in life.

    The day I accepted Christ; the Devil came in .I had a horrible nightmare, and it put a great threat in my heart, but I asked Jesus to take this Devil away. Instantly, the Devil took off. That was my confirmation of my salvation of my faith journey with Jesus.

    Life with out eternal purpose in Christ Jesus doesn’t make any sense.
    We thrive, labor, and die. This is so absurd. I am very greateful to God for His salvation for mankind through Jesus Christ.

    Jesus says that which is flesh is flesh; that which is spirit is spirit.
    God is too great for me to pass my only chance of hope. Take care.

  • Jay Glowacki

    The second last paragraph seems to be written incorrectly.

    The point of the study & the article is that DHEA made the difference, not Vit D & calcium alone.

    Let’s stick with the article topic. If there’s no tie-in, don’t write an unrelated comment. That is basic web appropriateness.

  • Merl Elton

    There is so much conflicting information about Osteoporosis, OsteoP that patients often wonder if they are taking the right calcium, supplements, medication, etc. Also, there is no guarantee as Sally Fields says that doing everything right: exercising, taking calcium and Vitamin D3 will help very much. This is because some types of calcium are absorbed much better than others. It all depends on body chemistry, age, genetics, diet, etc. And, some people just absorb calcium better than others. How then is one to know what calcium and nutrition is best for their indivudal body and chemistry? It is a shot in the dark right now. You just try different things and hope to find the best one. The problem is that older people 59 and up do not have the time for uncertainty and in the process could lose a lot of bone than if they knew what worked best for them.

    I take an expensive supplement that is advertised as highly absorbable; however I showed only modest improvement in bone density on my last DEXA. I showed no improvement on Citrical Plus. So, I plan to try all the calcium supplemts out there until I can find the one that works best. Just try a different one every year. Hopefully, I will find the one that works best for me and avoid having to take the dreaded bisphosphonates. Unfortunately, it will take years to find out how to best treat OsteoP because the disease was not taken seriously for so long.

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