Questionable Benefits Of Vitamin D

CBS Philly

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We have heard it many times before: vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis. But a new study suggests this might not be true.

A review of 23 previously published studies suggests that unless you have a specific risk factor for vitamin D deficiency it might not make a big difference.

The researchers looked at blood levels of vitamin D, comparing them alongside the actual bone density in different parts of the body, to see if higher vitamin D really made a difference. There was no real advantage to taking the vitamin D supplements for most people. However not all of the people in these studies were taking calcium which can help with absorption of vitamin D.

Bottom line, the discussion continues. At this point, most experts support vitamin D especially when it is part of the diet.

View original post

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s