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Video: Vitamin D and Bone Health

admin - March 13, 2012



Watch this HealthDay TV video about the importance of vitamin D for good bone health. Also, talk with your doctor about bone health and get regular osteoporosis screenings.

The script can be found below the video box for your convenience.

Joelle

Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Here is the script of this video for your convenience:

Vitamin D is often an unsung hero when it comes to bone health, and statistics now show that many Americans seem to be running low on this important supplement. 

Calcium may get more recognition, but vitamin D also plays an important role in bone health.

This vitamin helps your body absorb the calcium in food, and when you don’t have enough vitamin D, your bones may pay the price.

Researchers from the National Center for Health Statistics looked at studies which included people who provided blood samples for testing.

About one quarter of people were at risk of having inadequate vitamin D. That means their blood levels were moderately low.

Last year the Institute of Medicine recommended that adults get 600 international units of vitamin D in their diet each day, and bump it up to 800 after the age of 70.

You can get vitamin D from foods including salmon and fortified milk, cereal and orange juice. And your body also makes it after a few minutes of exposure to sunlight.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news that doctors are reading: Health news that matters – to you.

Watch more videos like this on Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel.




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