Thursday, October 7, 2010

Vitamin D and Orthopedic Surgery

Yet again, vitamin D is linked to health, especially bone and muscle healing:
Vitamin D Deficiency Rampant in Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery, Damaging Patient Recovery
ScienceDaily (Oct. 6, 2010) — Almost 50 percent of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery have vitamin D deficiency that should be corrected before surgery to improve patient outcomes, according to a study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Vitamin D is essential for bone healing and muscle function and is critical for a patient's recovery.
The amazing vitamin D has been mentioned several times here, especially the post Vitamin D, Sunlight, and Health.  It isn't just in the extreme case of surgery that it helps your muscles, bones, and many other important bits.

Have I mentioned that I offer personal training in parks?  Outdoors and in the sun...

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