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Italian women taking Vitamin D (Osteroporosis, etc) - Dec 2022

Update on the role of vitamin D in the prevention of osteoporosis

Vitamin D - Updates 2022;5(1):4-7. https://doi.org/10.30455/2611-2876-2022-1e
Stefano Berardi, Francesco Paolo Cantatore
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia

Packages of Vitamin D for Italian Women
In recent years the possible multiple positive effects of vitamin D (antineoplastic, cardioprotective, immunomodulatory, etc.) have aroused growing interest and an increase in scientific (and non-scientific) publications on the subject. However, uncertainties about its usefulness in the prevention of osteoporosis have also been raised, following discordant results in the literature, beyond any reasonable doubt on extra-skeletal effects. Osteoporosis has a burdensome impact on the healthcare system: in Italy approximately 3.5 million women and 1 million men are affected by the disease. Incidence increases with age (the steady ageing of the population leads to more cases). From age 50, the incidence of fragility fractures increases progressively, becoming comparable to that of stroke and breast cancer 1. Annual costs attributable to such fractures (acute management and longterm disability) grow with the ageing of the population. What is needed is an acceptable prevention strategy that makes the best use of available resources.

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They recommend 30-40 ng

VitaminDWiki - Overview Osteoporosis and vitamin D contains

  • FACT: Bones need Calcium (this has been known for a very long time)
  • FACT: Vitamin D improves Calcium bioavailability (3X ?)
  • FACT: Should not take > 750 mg of Calcium if taking lots of vitamin D (Calcium becomes too bio-available)
  • FACT: Adding vitamin D via Sun, UV, or supplements increased vitamin D in the blood
  • FACT: Vitamin D supplements are very low cost
  • FACT: Many trials, studies. reviews, and meta-analysis agree: adding vitamin D reduces osteoporosis
  • FACT: Toxic level of vitamin D is about 4X higher than the amount needed to reduce osteoporosis
  • FACT: Co-factors help build bones.
  • FACT: Vitamin D Receptor can restrict Vitamin D from getting to many tissues, such as bones
  • It appears that to TREAT Osteoporosis:
  •        Calcium OR vitamin D is ok
  •        Calcium + vitamin D is good
  •        Calcium + vitamin D + other co-factors is great
  •        Low-cost Vitamin D Receptor activators sometimes may be helpful
  • CONCLUSION: To PREVENT many diseases, including Osteoporosis, as well as TREAT Osteoporosis
  • Category Osteoporosis has 205 items
  • Category Bone Health has 296 items

Note: Osteoporosis causes bones to become fragile and prone to fracture
  Osteoarthritis is a disease where damage occurs to the joints at the end of the bones

VitaminDWiki - Osteoporosis category contains

VitaminDWiki - Falls and Fractures category contains



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