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Vitamin D for Strong…Muscles

Date: October 22, 2015      Publication: Health Insider      Source: L.M.  Cangussu      Print:

Vitamin D supplements may help women build muscle after menopause. In a Brazilian study, postmenopausal women in their 50s and early 60s who took 1,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D-3 daily for nine months had 25% more muscle mass than women who took placebos. Many of the women had low vitamin D levels at the start.

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Sources: Study titled “Effect of vitamin D supplementation alone on muscle function in postmenopausal women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial” published in Osteoporosis International.

L.M. Cangussu, PhD, Botucatu Medical School, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil.