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Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation for Bone Fractures?

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation for Bone Fractures? – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reports I don’t know whether I should be happy, furious or frustrated Choosing to subscribe to the concept of “better late than never,” I choose happy with a pinch of frustration. You are probably right now asking yourself what the “h” is he talking about? I’m talking about the advice that 95 % or more of physicians give to their patients about preventing bone fractures, and...
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Does High Dose Calcium Prevent Bone Fractures?

Is Supplementing with High Dose Calcium a Good Idea for Preventing Bone Fractures? Millions of women are told by their physicians to take 1000-1500 mg/day of calcium supplements primarily to reduce the risk of bone fractures. Professionally, I think this is NOT a good idea and may have significant adverse health effects. The Chinese and Japanese cultures, which historically eat little or no dairy products and therefore get less than half the calcium that is in American diets containing dairy,...
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