July 11, 2013
Vitamin D Deficiency Accelerates Bone Aging

Get some sunshine or vitamin D caps.

“The assumption has been that the main problem with vitamin D deficiency is reduced mineralization for the creation of new bone mass, but we’ve shown that low levels of vitamin D also induces premature aging of existing bone,” says Robert Ritchie, who led the U.S. portion of this collaboration. Ritchie holds joint appointments with Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and the University of California (UC) Berkeley’s Materials Science and Engineering Department.

It would be prudent to get your blood vitamin D level checked.

From their study, Busse, Ritchie and their co-authors say that vitamin-D levels should be checked and kept on well-balanced levels to maintain the structural integrity of bones and avoid mineralization defects and aging issues that can lead to a risk of fractures.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2013 July 11 11:11 PM 

DdR said at July 12, 2013 12:49 PM:

Just to reiterate what Randall is saying: get your blood serum levels checked for Vitamin D. The Vitamin D council sells kits (via ZRT labs) that will measure your blood-serum levels accurately.

I was supplementing 5,000IU of Vitamin D per day, thinking that I was doing everything right. I then get my levels checked, and I was below normal limits (27ng/mL versus min. of 30ng/mL). I realize that I need to supplement more than the average human.

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