Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hip Fractures Can Be Deadly

d3The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that of the 300,000 people 65 and older who fracture a hip each year, 20 to 30% will die within 12 months and many more will experience significant functional loss.

A year after fracturing a hip, 90% of those who needed no assistance climbing stairs won’t be able to climb five stairs. 66% won’t be able to get on or off a toilet  and 50% won’t be able to raise themselves from a chair.

And these debilitating effects go on and on.

So, what can you do to prevent a hip fracture? Well, it turns out that Vitamin D3 will also help prevent a fracture. You’ll need to take at least 800 IUs per day.

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