Vitamin D supplements did not improve bone mineral density in healthy adults
(dailyRx News) Many people start to take vitamin D supplements to keep their bones strong as they age. But do these supplements really work, or are they a waste of money?
Researchers recently looked at past clinical trials that tested whether vitamin D supplements helped improve bone density, an important measure of bone strength and health.
They found that vitamin D supplements did not typically improve bone density for people who already had normal levels of vitamin D. Although bone density improved somewhat in the femur, the rest of the body, including the hips and spine, did not become more dense.
The authors of this review suggested that most older adults who are healthy don’t need to take vitamin D as a preventive measure.
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