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CHANGING THE PERCEPTION OF SENIOR LIVING

Can High Doses of Vitamin D Help You?

“Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D obtained from sun exposure, food and supplements is biologically inert and must undergo two hydroxylations in the body for activation.”

Source: NIH.gov/factsheets/vitaminD-HealthProfessional/

“A high-dose regimen of vitamin D helps reduce the risk of bone fractures in seniors, according to an article published in the July 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.”

Source: http://www.ltlmagazine.com/news-item/scientists-confirm-role-vitamin-d-fracture-prevention

It seems to me that getting supplements to the right aged people could save millions in health care costs. I wonder how this plays out in other countries…. I am not a medical type, so does anyone have some ideas?

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