Vitamin D

Vitamin D

According to a meta-analysis of 12 double-blind randomized controlled trials, higher doses of vitamin D are associated with a lower risk of bone fracture in older adults.

The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, concluded that non-vertebral fracture prevention with vitamin D is dose dependent, and a higher dose should reduce fractures by at least 20% for individuals aged 65 years or older. The review also hoped to determine whether the presence of calcium, along with vitamin D, would have a noticeable effect. The researchers found that vitamin D is effective with or without calcium supplementation.

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