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Vitamin D and Osteoporosis

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Outdoor sports is a wonderful way to get Vitamin D. Walking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, horseback riding, golf, body boarding, biking, gardening, and playing tag are activities that will promote health and get you that necessary Vitamin D.

With the best intentions, some of us still do not get the necessary amount of sunshine needed to keep our bones healthy and strong. Others are predispositioned to Osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone becomes extremely fragile. Bone is a complex living tissue that can be weakened by poor diet and lack of exercise.

Screening for Osteoporosis
An easy and painless procedure, an osteoporosis screening requires you to place your foot in an ultrasound device called a bone densitometer. This device then measures the bone mineral density of your heel. The heel is measured because its bone is similar to that found in the hip, where fractures most often occur. Watch an osteoporosis screening video to learn more. (Life Line Screening)

The maximum vitamin D daily dosage recommended is a hot topic among physicians and researchers, with many giving different recommendations. Vitamin D is a nutrient that the body can make on its own through sunlight exposure, but the general push for sunscreen and limiting sun exposure has created the need for Vitamin D supplementation. The question then becomes how much Vitamin D do you really need, how much can you take and what factors might increase your risks from a higher dose?

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