Boning Up On Calcium & Vitamin D

According to an analysis of 7 large clinical trials involving nearly 70,000 people, taking a calcium supplement along with vitamin D reduces the risk of bone fractures. This was true for young and old people alike, whether male or female. It didn't even matter if the person had experienced any fractures in the past. The study appears in this week's edition of the British Medical Journal.

The Bigger Picture: It's not unusual for hard-training athletes, particularly women, to experience stress fractures over the course of their careers. As we age and bones become more brittle, the risk rises. If washing a vitamin D tablet down with a great-tasting whey shake reduces that risk, it might be the combination that keeps you going at it in the gym for years to come.
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