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Archive for April 2010

Groundbreaking Vitamin D Study | 2009

Vitamin D and Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women: Results From NHNES data

In April 2010,  “Obstetrics and Gynecology” published Drs. Badalian and Rosenbaum study on the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and pelvic floor disorders.

The study revealed a clinical correlation between patients with a vitamin D efficiency and urinary incontinence.

The study found that higher vitamin D levels are indeed associated with fewer pelvic floor disorders. The authors concluded that the treatment of vitamin D deficiency in all women could improve overall pelvic muscle strength, decreasing the likelihood of problems like urinary incontinence.

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