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Does vitamin D help with osteoporosis?

Adequate amounts of vitamin D are needed daily in order for your body to absorb calcium. A chronic deficiency of calcium is a risk factor for osteoporosis, or brittle bones. Nonfat and low fat milk are fabulous sources of both vitamin D and calcium. Your diet should include 3 servings of lean dairy daily to help you meet your calcium needs.

 

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