Does calcium and vitamin D help with community-dwelling older adults? JAMA put out a great article recently about calcium and vitamin D and its help to decrease fractures.
The low down on this study is that in this meta-analysis (meaning a compilation of many randomized clinical trials with over 51,000 patients) the use of supplements including calcium and vitamin D was NOT associated with a lower risk of fractures among community-dwelling older adults.
These findings do NOT support the routine use of these supplements in community-dwelling older people.
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