USPSTF Says No to Vitamin D, Calcium for Older Women

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...Full Story
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