Senior Citizens at High Risk of Bone Fractures May Find Safety Taking Vitamin D with Calcium

Senior Citizens at High Risk of Bone Fractures May Find Safety Taking Vitamin D with Calcium

For seniors over the age of 65, taking a daily supplement of vitamin D with calcium – but not vitamin D alone – can offer some protection against the risk of common bone fractures, according to an updated review from The Cochrane Library. A new study found Vitamin D supplements with calcium lowered the risk of hip fractures in older people, especially high risk people living in nursing homes or hospitals.

Broken bones of the hip, wrist, or spine due to osteoporosis or low bone mass affect about 52 million Americans, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. About one in two women and one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to their declining bone health.

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