Vitamin D, calcium may not prevent bone fractures

Many Americans take Vitamin D and calcium for bone health but medical experts say those popular supplements may not be needed.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reviewed research on the role of Vitamin D and calcium supplements in preventing fractures.

They found that adding 400 IU of Vitamin D and 1,000 mg of calcium to a healthy diet does not lower the risk of fractures in post-menopausal women.

For younger women and for men, the task force says the studies are too inconclusive to support regular use of the supplements.


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