Vitamin D is Associated with Reduced Stress Fracture Risk in Children

This research indicates that Vitamin D, not calcium, may be a greater factor in improving bone strength and reducing the risk of stress fractures in children.  The Institute of Medicine has recently increased the recommended dietary allowance for vitamin D for teenagers to 600 international units (IU) daily.  Good sources of Vitamin D include salmon, cod liver oil, egg yolk, organ meats (e.g., liver) and possibly mushrooms (although its bio-availability hasn’t been proven).  So, just another reason to include cod liver oil  in your diet!  Read more here.

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