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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #8532
Ace Report Cover Metabolic Disorders

Calcium + Vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of total and hip fractures in adults


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and risk of fractures: an updated meta-analysis from the National Osteoporosis Foundation

Osteoporos Int. 2016 Jan;27(1):367-76

Contributing Authors: CM Weaver DD Alexander CJ Boushey B Dawson-Hughes JM Lappe MS LeBoff S Liu AC Looker TC Wallace DD Wang

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Synopsis

8 randomized controlled trials (30,970 adults) comparing calcium with vitamin D supplementation against no supplementation or a placebo in an adult population were included in this study. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to analyze the effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on fracture prevention (total and hip) in adults. The results displayed a significant reduction of 14% in total...

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