For Post-Menopausal Women, Calcium and Vitamin D Are Essential for Optimal Bone Health
NAPLES, Fla., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an exclusive video lecture series, one of the top diet delivery companies in the nation is putting their founding physician in the forefront to discuss the importance of nutrition for post-menopausal women.
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., is a board-certified bariatric physician and the founding physician of BistroMD, the number one physician-designed, chef-prepared diet delivery company in the nation.
As one of the top physicians in the field of medical weight management, Dr. Cederquist is very familiar with the nutritional needs of post-menopausal women, especially when it comes to maintaining optimal bone health.
"Post-menopausal women need at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day in order to maintain optimal bone health," says Dr. Cederquist.
"Calcium is needed for healthy bone development, and it's best to obtain it through either diet or supplement."
Recent medical studies have shown, though, that an overabundance of calcium in some women did lead to heart attack, which is not something unheard of by Dr. Cederquist in her years of clinical experience.
"Post-menopausal women do need calcium, but they also need to take that in balance with the appropriate amount of vitamin D, through supplements," says Dr. Cederquist.
"Vitamin D is critical in moving calcium to your bones, and if you are vitamin D deficient, like most women are, the calcium you take in will actually move into your arteries, instead of into your bones, which can lead to a heart attack. Most women need 600 IU of vitamin D per day."
In regards to diet, Dr. Cederquist understands the great importance diet plays in overall nutrition to include bone health.
"For bone density, I have found through research that women need a diet with an adequate amount of protein," says Dr. Cederquist.
"Our bones are actually composed of amino acids and protein, and we need calcium in order to fill in the matrix. With this effective balance of protein and nutrients, women will be able to have optimal bone health."
To see how healthy meals developed by Dr. Cederquist for BistroMD can help provide the right balance of nutrients that you need, and to learn more about our program, visit: http://www.BistroMD.com, or call: (866) 401-DIET.
To watch an exclusive video of Dr. Cederquist discussing the nutritional needs of post-menopausal women, visit our website: http://bit.ly/fmygLh.
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