advertisement

Menopause

Updated 15 July 2014

Vitamin D supplements not always helpful

Vitamin D supplements provide no benefit in women with normal vitamin D levels, a new study finds.

The women in the study were divided into four groups: one group received a combination of vitamin D and calcium; one group took 1 200 milligrams of calcium daily; one group took 4 000 IU of vitamin D daily; and one group took an inactive placebo. Levels of bone turnover markers, such as parathyroid hormone levels in the blood, were assessed for six months.

Decline in bone turnover

 

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.