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Calcium and vitamin D is effective for preventing first fracture

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 28 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0-f

Question Does supplementation with vitamin D and calcium prevent a first hip fracture or non-vertebral fracture in older people?

Synopsis This meta-analysis combined the results of randomised controlled trials evaluating the role of the combination of calcium and vitamin D3. The researchers searched three databases for studies evaluating the effect of the combination on hip fractures or non-vertebral fractures, searched reference lists and meeting abstracts, and contacted experts. The researchers did not comment on the quality of the studies other …

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