08/19/2010 - News

Boost Your Bone Health

By: June Chen, MD

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More than 25 million adults in the United States either have or are at risk for osteoporosis, a condition characterized by fragile bones that significantly increase the risk of bone fractures. Osteoporosis is usually associated with inadequate calcium intake, but vitamin D deficiency also contributes to bone loss by reducing calcium absorption. Did you know that, as you get older, your ability to absorb calcium decreases due to alterations in the way vitamin D is broken down in the body?

Some medical evidence shows that vitamin D supplementation improves bone health. Nutritional supplements such as BOOST® include 26 vitamins and minerals, including both calcium and vitamin D to help maintain strong bone health. BOOST® nutritional energy drink can be added to a meal or used as a healthy snack between meals, especially in older adults who have a difficult time getting all the nutrients they need from solid food, whether it’s because of poor appetite, poor health, or difficulty preparing balanced meals.
People who are at risk for osteoporosis or bone loss include older adults, non-ambulatory people who have difficulty exercising, post-menopausal women, and people who are on chronic steroid therapy for medical conditions. Older adults who are lactose-intolerant or allergic to milk are also at risk for calcium deficiency. Now, BOOST® comes with CalciLock® to help maintain bone health. Each BOOST® drink contains just as much calcium as an 8-ounce glass of milk, but it’s lactose-free.
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References:
Cranny A, et al. Summary of evidence-based review on vitamin D efficacy and safety in relation to bone health. Am J Clin Nutr 2008; 88(2): 513S-519S.
National Institutes of Health. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D. Available at
http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-Consumer.asp#h5. Accessed 24 July 2010.

Created on: 07/29/2010
Reviewed on: 08/19/2010

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