Treadmill Talks: Should You Take Calcium and Vitamin D?

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Do you know that there are two stories this week on calcium and vitamin D? The US preventative services task force said, "Don't take it!" That's for women over the age 60. If you don't have osteoporosis, there is no data that says it decreases osteoporosis. The same exact week, that was a review of the literature, the same exact week a original article from the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism came out, a substantial journal, that showed where women who took calcium and vitamin D even if they didn't have osteoporosis, lived longer with less disability.

It may not be fractures they prevent, but they do something that keep you living longer. So, take your 1000 IU or even more of vitamin D3 every day and about 600 mg of calcium and 400 of magnesium every day. Check your Vitamin D3 levels, you want a level over 50, maybe under 80, and get those levels where they belong, and you'll live with less feasibility and longer.

Maybe not less fractures, but less other things.