Letters Calcium supplements and fractures

Clear guidance on calcium and vitamin D supplements is lacking

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5478 (Published 21 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5478
  1. William Cutting, retired consultant, counsellor on health and wellbeing of the elderly1
  1. 1Oxford, UK
  1. william.cutting{at}talktalk.net

Despite the increasing numbers of fractures in older people and the serious morbidity and mortality these bring, Michaëlsson’s article is of limited help for those who advise older people how best to keep healthy and active.1 2 3

He warns against increased calcium supplementation in elderly people because …

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