Calcium Plus Vitamin D Shows Bone Boosting Benefits

Calcium and vitamin D may boost the bone health of teen girls. This could reduce their risk of osteoporosis later in life. Women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, and roughly 35 percent of a mature adult's peak bone mass is built up during puberty.

Researchers found that a supplement containing 800 mg of calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D3 produced significant increases in the bone density and strength of female identical twins.

According to the article in Osteoporosis International:

"Daily supplementation for a period of 6 months was associated with increased trabecular area, trabecular density and strength strain index at the ultra-distal tibia and radius and increased cortical area at tibial mid-shaft."

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