High Doses of Vitamin D May Prevent Fractures in Elderly
It takes a daily dose of at least 800 international units of vitamin D to consistently prevent broken bones in older adults. That dose can reduce the risk of hip fracture by 30 percent and other breaks by 14 percent. Lower doses didn't have any effect, according to a report
published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
The report, which analyzed data from almost 12 studies, also suggests that too much calcium, more than 1,000 mg per day, can weaken the benefit, Reuters Health reports.
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