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.