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Vitamins are essential micronutrients for normal development. Great emphasis has been placed on vitamin D for bone development and maintenance. However, other vitamins also influence bone health. While some of them are more beneficial to bone and increase bone mass by increasing bone formation, calcium deposition and stimulate osteoblastogenesis, higher concentrations of others have deleterious effects causing fragile bones and increasing the risk of fractures. Knowledge about the effects of these vitamins will help in better maintenance of bone. This review focuses on the information available on vitamins A,B,C,E and K on bone health. Existing information supports vitamin C and K to play a role in bone formation and calcification. Vitamin E in low amounts and some of the B vitamins may also be beneficial to bone. There is very limited data supporting the favorable effects of vitamin A.


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Austin Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism



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