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No Vitamin D, Calcium for Older Women??

Spitting Into The Wind
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06/13/2012 03:18 PM
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No Vitamin D, Calcium for Older Women??
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Taking vitamin D and calcium supplements that provide no more than the usual recommended daily allowance does not help prevent bone fractures in older women and may actually cause harm, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

In a draft recommendation issued Tuesday, the USPSTF said there is no value for postmenopausal women in supplements up to 400 IU of vitamin D and 1,000 mg of calcium.

However, the group took no position on higher doses of these nutrients for fracture prevention, saying "the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of the benefits and harms."

The USPSTF also found the evidence too scant to draw conclusions about vitamin D supplements, at any dose and with or without calcium, for cancer prevention in adults.


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