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Calcium fracture prevention study

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Randomized, controlled, open study of 3,314 women over age 70 with one or more risks for hip fracture finds no evidence calcium and vitamin D supplementation reduces fracture risk, authors report in the April 30 British Medical Journal. Women took daily supplements of 1,000 mg calcium and 800 IU vitamin D and received a leaflet about fall risk, or received the leaflet only. Median follow-up was 25 months. Underpowering and low adherence rates resulted in authors being unable to exclude the possibility of a reduction in all fractures of less than 30%. Results are similar to a study published April 28 in The Lancet...

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