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Causal link reported between vitamin D deficiency and mortality risk

A direct causal relationship between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of death has been reported. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, used Mendelian randomisation to interrogate UK Biobank data.

Medical News Today

Earlier calcium supplementation more effective for reducing osteoporosis risk

People under 35 years old taking calcium supplements show significant improvements in their bone mineral density. This suggests they will have a lower risk of osteoporosis in later life, according to a study published in eLife.

Medical News Today

High levels of chemokine associated with greater risk of osteoporotic hip fractures in men

A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that higher blood levels of chemokine CXCL9 may be linked to a higher risk of osteoeporotic hip fractures in older men.

News Medical 

Chronic inflammation linked to vitamin D deficiency

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with high levels of inflammation, according to research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The Australian scientists suggest that vitamin D could be used as a biomarker for identifying people at risk of severe inflammatory illnesses.

Science Daily

Vitamin K2-rich diet may reduce osteoporosis risk

Research published in BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health suggests that eating a vitamin K2-rich diet, which could simply be a daily portion of Jarlsberg cheese, could improve bone health and help to prevent osteoporosis.

The Guardian

Vitamin D in milk or water is best for absorption

Supplementation of vitamin D3 for women with deficiency is more effectively absorbed using milk or water as the delivery vehicle, according to a Danish study presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology.

Financial Express

Regular exercise recommended for osteoporosis patients

A new consensus statement, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and endorsed by the Royal Osteoporosis Society, advises on the value of physical activity for improving symptoms in osteoporosis patients.

Guardian

Boys’ bone health may be impaired by environmental chemicals

Urine and blood analyses, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicate that higher endocrine-disrupting chemical levels are correlated with lower bone mineral density in adolescent males.

Science Daily