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Toronto Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Toronto women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. Toronto postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Toronto vitamin deficiencies are relatively [simple|easy]6] to test for and tackled with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre directs Toronto chiropractic patients who want to find out about their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to diminish fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A new study reported that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies raised the risk of incident fractures in postmenopausal women. Vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin B levels were recorded in women over 50 years old and tracked for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had fractures during this time. The total of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly related to fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.


Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre points out that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Toronto fracture risk may well be curbed by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption and not smoking. Vitamin supplementation incorporating at least 1000 mg/day of calcium, 800 IU/day of vitamin D, and 1 gram/kilogram of body weight of protein in women over 50 is recommended. (2) Vitamin D with calcium supplementation lessens the risk of total fractures by 15% and hip fractures by 30%, specifically. (3) Oral vitamin K supplementation (phytonadione and menaquinone-4) decreased bone loss. Menaquinone-4 showed the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone didn’t show a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did show a modest effect. (5) Patients with very high plasma homocysteine levels and vascular disease appeared to benefit more from vitamin B supplementation (folate, B6, and B12) to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Vitamin B appropriately modifies HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre considers all types of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Toronto chiropractic visit with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to correct any vitamin deficiencies and reduce your Toronto fracture risk!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre helps Toronto chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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