Study Suggests Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Prevent Falls, Fractures For Most Patients.
Endocrinology Advisor (10/19) reported on a study that found vitamin D supplementation offered no benefit in fall or fracture prevention or in bone mineral density. The study results were similar among groups with low-dose and high-dose vitamin D supplementation. “There is little justification for the use of vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health (except for the prevention or treatment of rickets and osteomalacia in high-risk groups), and clinical guidelines should reflect these conclusions,” wrote the investigators. The findings were published in Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology