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Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements May Not Prevent Fractures in Adults

According to a new report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the USPSTF “concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of the benefits and harms of combined vitamin D and calcium supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in premenopausal women or in men.” Weighing the benefits and harms of taking daily supplementation with 400 IU or less of vitamin D3 and 1000 mg or less of calcium, the USPSTF found that there was no clear benefit to preventing fractures that outweighed the risk of developing renal stones.

Read the USPSTF recommendation here.