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D-CREASE LOWER-BACK PAIN

ack of the sunshine vitamin could exacerbate back pain in postmenopausal women, according to an analysis published The study found that women who had low levels of vitamin D also had lower bone mineral density scores and higher lower-back pain scores, likely due to resultant lumbar disk degeneration. Boost your daily D with 10 to 30 minutes of sun exposure, and eat plenty of mushrooms, egg yolks, fatty fish and seafood. And though the Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamin D is 600 IU per day, for women approaching or experiencing menopause, supplementation up to 2,000 IU is considered a safe and effective preventative measure.

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