Friday, March 30, 2012

Vitamin D supplement linked to fewer stress fractures in teenage girls

A study published earlier this month has conclusively tied the consumption of Vitamin D to fewer stress fractures in teenage girls. This information is crucially important for young woman, who in today’s modern era, are partaking in competitive sports more than ever before and as result are incurring more serious injuries.

Specifically the study found that girls with the highest intake of vitamin D were 52 percent less likely to incur a stress fracture than those grouped with the lowest intake of the vitamin.

Notably, Dr. K Sonneville, one of the lead doctors on the study recommended that young women take a Vitamin D supplement because it is difficult to get the necessary amount solely through food.

Fortunately, Anlit’s supplements provide 400 International Units to help reach young women reach the 600 IU daily intake of Vitamin D recommended by the Institute of Medicine.

Doctors have taken note of Vitamin D’s growing importance in recent years. Dr. Daniel Green, who has studied stress fractures in adolescent athletes at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York told Reuters Health that,

"Three or four years ago we rarely asked our patients about their vitamin D intake and rarely checked their vitamin D level. Now, that conversation is happening on a daily basis."

Although, the study could not go so far as to conclude that Vitamin D will prevent stress fractures, one thing is now perfectly clear: The benefits of Vitamin D, which were one thought to be ambiguous, are proving to be vital to health of our children.