Research News

March 2003 Issue

Vitamin Ds Bone Protection Gets A+

Vitamin D may be even more important to bone health than calcium. Thatís what researchers at Brigham and Womenís Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston provocatively proposed after analyzing data from the long-running Nursesí Health Study. Yet perhaps half of older adults donít get nearly enough. The Study. For 18 years, researchers tracked the diet habits and supplement use of over 72,000 women. During that time, 10% of the women were diagnosed with osteoporosis and nearly 10% of those women

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