Vitamin D and Osteoporosis News you Need to Know

Most osteoporosis is thought to be a lack of calcium but in fact, in order to absorb calcium you need vitamin D. So without vitamin D you cannot absorb calcium and you develop a deficiency syndrome called rickets if you are a child and osteo malacia if you are an adult. So the next time someone tells you, a family member or a loved one to take more calcium to help with osteoporosis remind them that without adequate vitamin D, you will not absorb calcium, and that low cholesterol contributes to the disease in their bones.