06 Jul '12, 12pm

Vitamin D in high doses may help prevent bone fractures - International News.

High doses of Vitamin D may be the most beneficial in reducing bone fractures in older adults, new research suggests. Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD, director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University, said that to get the result they based the pooled analysis of 11 unrelated randomized clinical trials investigating vitamin D supplementation and fracture risk in more than 31,000 older adults. As part of the study Dawson-Hughes and colleagues divided the subjects into quartiles ranging from 0 to 2,000 International Units (IUs) of daily vitamin D intake. The top quartile sustained 30 percent fewer hip fractures and 14 percent fewer fractures of other bones compared to the control groups. “Taking between 800 IUs and 2,000 IUs of vitamin D per day significantly reduced the risk of most fractures, ...

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