B Vitamins Also Make Your Bones Stronger

Published: August 13, 2012
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Dietary Pyridoxine and Riboflavin Intakes Associated with Improved BMD and Risk of Fracture

In a study involving 5,304 people 55 years old or older, higher intakes of riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) were associated with improved hip bone mineral density higher intake of pyridoxine was associated with a lower risk of fracture. Dietary intake of nutrients was obtained from food frequency questionnaires. Subjects with the highest 25% of pyridoxine intake showed a 23% reduced risk of non-vertebral fractures and a 45% reduced risk of fragility fractures, compared to those in the lower 75% of intake.

"Effect of dietary B vitamins on BMD and risk of fracture in elderly men and women: The Rotterdam Study," Yazdanpanah N, van Meurs JB, et al, Bone, 2007 Aug 17; [Epub ahead of print].

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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