What Vitamin D Does For Bones: Nothing
Remember those vitamin D supplements you were going to take to build stronger bones? Forget them. A study conducted at the University of Auckland has found no evidence that taking vitamin D for an average of two years improved bone mineral density at the hip, spine, forearm or the body as a whole. That study, which looked at data from 23 studies that included a total of more than 4,000 healthy adults, average age 59, found that the only significant increase in bone density (0.8 percent) in people taking vitamin D supplements was seen at the neck of the thigh (femoral) bone. Read more in HealthDay.