Calcium and Vitamin D Don’t Stop Fractures
writing in MedPage Today reported that current evidence does not support
supplementation with daily vitamin D or calcium to reduce the risk of fractures
in adults, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded.
In particular, the combination of 400 IU of vitamin D and 1,000 mg of calcium has
no effect on fracture risk in community-based postmenopausal women, and
evidence is insufficient to support higher doses of the supplements in this
segment of the population for fracture prevention, a USPSTF panel stated in
recommendations published in the Annals
of Internal Medicine.
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