Vitamin D deficiency leads to Osteoporosis

 
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Bone and Teeth Health

Osteoporosis And Vitamin D-3

Written By: Dr. Jan McBarren, Duke and The Doctor   Print   Email
Published - Feb 20, 2012

Bone fractures occur frequently in the elderly as their bones become fragile and they fall. Hip fractures carry a high mortality rate of 25% meaning, one in 4 adults die as a result of falling and breaking a hip. As a person ages, without supplementation, they lose bone developing Osteopenia and then ultimately extensive bone loss occurs causing holes in the bone termed Osteoporosis.

It has long been observed that Vitamin D-3 is important for bone health but its exact mechanism has remained unclear. A recent Japanese study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrated one way Vitamin D-3 assists in bone health.

In mice with severe Osteoporosis, they produced high levels of a protein called c-Fos. This protein is necessary for the development of a specific bone cell called osteoclast. These cells caused bone breakdown and resorption, otherwise called bone meltdown. Vitamin D-3 inhibits the production of the protein c-Fos.

It is important to remember that Vitamin D-3 is valuable for bone health but it is not the sole requirement. This study proves its mechanism to retard bone loss but calcium, magnesium and cofactors including boron are required to build and maintain bone health.

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