Monday, June 18, 2012
Seniors who took both vitamin D and calcium lived three years longer than their peers who took a placebo according to researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology.
Health officials recommend that most adults get 15 micrograms (600 IU) of vitamin D per day. People older than 70 should take 20 micrograms (800 IU)..
Calcium plus D3 can be purchased in most drug stores or grocery stores. Ergocalciferol (D2) requires a prescription. Blood tests can also be used to confirm if your system needs more calcium and vitamin D.
See Vitamin D plus calcium tied to longer life: study | Reuters
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