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Letters Calcium supplements and fractures

Vitamin D supplements may be needed when calcium supplements are not

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 21 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5477
  1. Helga Rhein, general practitioner1
  1. 1Sighthill Green Medical Practice, Edinburgh EH11 4AU, UK
  1. helga.rhein{at}

Please do not throw the baby out with the bathwater: I agree with Michaëlsson that calcium supplements are not needed in people with a healthy diet,1 but vitamin …

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