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Vitamin D supplementation to prevent osteoporosis is not warranted, study concludes

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 11 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6156
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Taking vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis is not justified in healthy adults, a large systematic review and meta-analysis has concluded.

The research, funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, included 23 randomised controlled trials comprising 4000 participants with an average age of 59.1

The study, published in the Lancet, found very little evidence of an …

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