St. Louis Chiropractor/Vitamin D May Decrease Fracture Risk During Menopause

Hi all. Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week. The end of summer means less sun and less sun means less vitamin D. This is the time of year to consider supplementing. This article tells of one of the reasons vitamin D is important. Contact me with any questions!
At a recent meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, scientists presented findings showing that women with higher vitamin D levels have significantly less risk of non-traumatic bone fracture during menopause. To study the relationship between vitamin D, menopause, and fracture, researchers examined data from 1,620 women with a mean age of 48.5. They also looked to see which women suffered non-traumatic fractures (fractures from falling from standing height or less) around nine years after the original data was collected. Here’s what they discovered: