Vitamin D and Calcium supplements
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|Wed, 03-06-2013 - 9:44am|
There has been some controversy about whether or not supplements help prevent fractures. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against supplements for most women. http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1655858#Abstract
But the International Osteoporosis Foundation has different recommendations. http://www.iofbonehealth.org/iof-comments-us-task-force-recommendations-regarding-vitamin-d-and-calcium-supplementation
My primary care doctor recommends supplements for both. I get 400 IU of Vitamin D in my multivitamin and don't supplement beyond that. I take 600 IU of calcium on the days that I don't feel my diet has given me enough.
Do you take supplements for your bones?