Calcium alone has not been demonstrated to reduce fracture rates, It does lower bone turnover rate, a measure of bone loss, by about 10 percent, however. And calcium together with vitamin D is effective in lowering fracture rates.
What is a sway test? You put a person on a platform, and you measure how much the body is swaying. The more people sway, the poorer their balance. Two trails have found that vitamin D decreased sway in people who are deficient in D.
Source: Nutrition Action Health Letter July/August 2017 Bess Dawson Hughes is director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Hunan Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston and a professor of medicine at Tufts.
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