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Study finds supplement use could save US billions
The study found that daily consumption of 1200 milligrams calcium with vitamin D would save 13.9 billion in hospital, nursing facility and physician expenditures over a projected five year period by preventing hip fractures in people over the age of 65. An estimated 734,000 hip fractures would be avoided if this level of calcium supplementation was implemented in this population.
The study summarized the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease and noted that the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality had recommended that multicenter randomized clinical trials be conducted to validate early promising results. Randomized, double-blind clinical trials of glucosamine in arthritis and saw palmetto in benign prostatic hyperplasia are also being conducted to confirm the benefits found in preliminary studies. This will enable researchers to determine the reductions in health service utilization and health care cost savings that would result from widespread supplementation with these nutrients.
Professor Jeffrey Blumberg of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University commented on the study: “As our country faces an ever-growing crisis in health care, it is important to recognize the role that dietary supplements can play in reducing our burden of disease and the costs to manage it.”
Bone Assure is a comprehensive formula that can help maintain bone mineral density by:
Arterial calcification is characterized as a buildup of calcium in the arterial walls. It is a process that can begin as early as the second decade of life and continue throughout adulthood. Although calcium is an essential nutrient in maintaining human bone integrity, the trick is to keep it out of the arteries. Studies have revealed that adequate levels of vitamin K may help in keeping calcium in bones and out of arterial walls.
Life Extension’s Super K provides 9 mg of K1 (phylloquinone) along with 1 mg of K2 (menaquinone) in each oil-based softgel. Adding K2 to this product guarantees users the most consistent potency.
|Methuselah mouse prize receives half a million boost |
The Methuselah Foundation Prize fund has just received a half million dollars in funding commitments from the XPrize Foundation, an organization that is also sponsoring private space flight. This latest contribution is expected to increase the number of researchers worldwide who are competing to create the longest lived mouse (Mus musculus). The Methuselah Foundation believes that the research will contribute to the development of human longevity therapies.
Methuselah Foundation’s chief science officer Dr. Aubrey de Grey, commented “The focus of the Methuselah Foundation is not simply extending human life; it is discovering ways to limit and eventually eliminate the destructive effects of human aging, promoting not only longer life but freedom from the effects of aging-related conditions and diseases.”
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