Vitamin D linked to fewer stress fractures in girls

Reuters reports that according to a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, young women and girls consuming high levels of vitamin D were less likely to suffer from stress fractures than women who did not consume as much vitamin D.

However, no link was found between calcium consumption and the likelihood of getting a fracture.

While the results do not establish that vitamin D prevents stress fractures, experts have said that patients who often have low levels of vitamin D in their blood take longer to recover from such fractures.

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