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Calcium-prebiotic combination may boost bone health more than calcium alone: Human data

Posted January 27, 2014

A combination of a marine-derived calcium-rich multi-mineral supplement with a short-chain fructo-oligosaccharide may help maintain bone health more than calcium alone for post-menopausal women, says a new study.

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Effect of calcium phosphate and vitamin D3 supplementation on bone remodelling and metabolism of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron

Posted January 24, 2014

The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of calcium phosphate and/or vitamin D3 on bone and mineral metabolism.

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Vitamin E supplements may reduce bone fracture rate in the elderly: Study

Posted January 17, 2014

Use of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol supplements may reduce the rate of bone fractures in older people, says a new study that supports the potential bone health benefits of the vitamin.

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Bone Density Higher in Blacks, Vitamin D Lower

Posted November 21, 2013

Black Americans had lower levels of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D and vitamin D-binding protein than whites, but they had similar levels of bioavailable 25-hydroxyvitamin D and higher bone density, a population-based cohort study reported.

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Recipe For Strong Teen Bones: Exercise, Calcium And Vitamin D

Posted October 29, 2013

It’s really only a sliver of time when humans build the bulk of their skeleton. At age 9, the bones start a big growth spurt. And by the time puberty ends, around 14 or 15 years old, the adult-sized skeleton is all but done, about 90 percent complete.

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Calcium plus vitamin D modestly reduced fracture risk, not linked to increased CV risk

Posted October 9, 2013

In a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials, calcium plus vitamin D only modestly reduced fracture risk and was not associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease outcomes, according to data presented by Jacqueline R. Center, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, at ASBMR 2013.

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New study shows vitamin D-related “molecular switches” predict childhood bone mass

Posted August 28, 2013

University of Southampton researchers have demonstrated that the degree to which a gene related to vitamin D action is switched on or off, when measured at birth, predicts bone density of the child at four years of age.

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Vitamin D Intake in Preterm Infants Linked to Increased Bone Accretion

Posted August 23, 2013

In a study involving 52 preterm infants fed an isocaloric protein- and mineral-enriched postdischarge formula (PDF, containing 67 kcal, 1.7 g protein, 65 mg calcium, 38 mg phosphorous, 56 IU vitamin D, per 100 mL) from term age (40 wk postmenstrual age) and 6 month corrected age (CA), 41 infants fed term formula (TF), and 46 infants fed human milk (HM), consumption of PDF was associated with increases in bone mineral content

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Seven Superfood Duos for Strong Bones and Reduced Cancer Risk

Posted August 21, 2013

You have heard of dream teams in sports. But how about powerful pairs when it comes to food? Learn about dynamic duos of superfoods that can enhance your health dramatically. “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” ― Aristotle. That famous quote is true for many aspects of life, from teams at work to family members at home. And it’s also true for a variety of superfoods. As described here, by combining specific types of food, you can boost their benefit without boosting your calories.

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New study shows vitamin D-related ‘molecular switches’ predict childhood bone mass

Posted August 16, 2013

Researchers at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, have demonstrated that the degree to which a gene related to vitamin D action is switched on or off, when measured at birth, predicts bone density of the child at four years of age.

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