Vitamin D Improves Bone Mass In Adolescents

Vitamin D Improves Bone Mass In Adolescents
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Vitamin D improves bone in adolescent girls according to new study.  Researchers gave adolescents, with an average age of 13, either 1,400 IU, 14,000 IU of vitamin D or placebo.

The vitamin D or placebo was given once per week for one year.  Bone mass was measured before and after the study.

Results show that at either dose of vitamin D, bone mass increased in adolescent girls.  We usually think of vitamin D for older adults to maintain their bone mass.

This study shows that early intervention may help build up bone mass.

Bone. 2013

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