By Richard Lenti
Vitamin D and calcium supplements have long been recommended to help prevent bone fractures, but the benefits for healthy, older women are overstated and may even be detrimental to their health, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicin..
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force says there’s not enough evidence to make an accurate assessment on whether Vitamin D and calcium supplements lower the risk of bone fractures. The panel did find the supplements raise the risk of developing kidney stones for healthy women over 60.
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