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Greater Than 800IU of Vitamin D in 65+ Population Reduces Bone Fractures

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study showing that people over 65 who took more than 800IU of Vitamin D daily experienced a 30% reduction in hip and 14% reduction in non-vertebral fractures. Studies on fractures and Vitamin D supplements have been inconsistent; however, researchers say this one is different because it focused on the biology of vitamin supplementation rather than on the “meta-analyses on trial methodology” of earlier studies. Another difference between this and earlier studies was the separation of calcium and Vitamin D intake, providing a better understanding of the contribution of Vitamin D alone.

 

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