Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for the development and maintenance of bone, both for its role in assisting calcium absorption from food in the intestine, and for ensuring the correct renewal and mineralization of bone tissue. The type of vitamin D made in the skin is referred to as vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), whereas the dietary form can be vitamin D3 or a closely related molecule of plant origin known... Read more
Some risk factors for osteoarthritis are modifiable. Prevention of osteoarthritis should focus on risk factors one can control, such as maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding occupational hazards that stress the joints. Occupations involving heavy physical work, especially prolonged kneeling and squatting, have approximately twice the risk of knee osteoarthritis1. Read more
Three Steps to Unbreakable Bones: Vitamin D, Calcium and Exercise Read more
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the pathogenesis of osteoporosis and hip fractures as well as other skeletal and non-skeletal disorders. Read more
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