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Early Vitamin D Means Less Breaks Later for Girls

Drinking that whole milk might not be so bad after all. Researchers at Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine have found that more vitamin D early on means less stress fractures for teenage girls. Stress fractures, which occur with repeated stress to the bone, rather than one immediate stress, were studied among 6,712 girls–ages 9 to 15–over seven years. Close to 4 percent developed stress fractures, and 90 percent of those girls were involved in daily physical activity that included high-impact exercise. Read More

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