February 26, 2013

Gov’t panel: Calcium, vitamin D pills don’t prevent fractures in otherwise healthy older women

By Logan Lafferty

The main caution: These recommendations aren't for people at high risk of weak bones, including older adults who have previously broken a bone and are at risk for doing so again, said Dr. Sundeep Khosla of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Those people should consult a doctor, said Khosla, a bone specialist at the Mayo Clinic who wasn't part of the panel's deliberations…Most people should get enough calcium from food, said Mayo's Khosla.

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Star Tribune by Lauran Neergaard

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