Calcium Supplementation Could Lower Hip Fracture Costs $2.6 Bil. -Study
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Annual medical expenses from hip fractures would drop $2.6 bil. if people 50 and older took 1,200 mg-1,500 mg of supplemental calcium per day, SmithKline New Product Research Associate Director Adrianne Bendich, PhD, et al., report in a study entitled "Supplemental Calcium for the Prevention of Hip Fracture: Potential Health-Economic Benefits." The study appears in the June issue of Clinical Therapeutics.
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