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May 1998 Issue

Don't Overlook Vitamin D for Osteoporosis Prevention

Vitamin D is often overlooked as part of the arsenal needed to battle osteoporosis, yet it's just as vital as calcium. It helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone strength. Yet public health efforts have been aimed mostly at boosting calcium intake. Now, a new study raises concerns that a borderline deficiency of vitamin D is ominously widespread. In fact, we should have seen this coming. Although sunlight stimulates production of vitamin

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