20 Jun 2013 at 1am PST
Taking calcium and vitamin D before exercise may influence how bones adapt to exercise, according to a new study. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
“The timing of calcium supplementation, and not just the amount of supplementation, may be an important factor in how the skeleton adapts to exercise training,” said study lead author Vanessa D. Sherk, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “Further research, however, is needed to determine whether the timing of calcium supplementation affects the skeletal adaptations to exercise training.”