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FEB 25, 2013 - Boston Globe

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Federal panel: Don’t take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent fractures

A federal panel has confirmed its initial recommendation against taking vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent fractures after a review of scientific evidence found there is not enough evidence to suggest it will prevent broken bones in most postmenopausal women or in men. The US Preventive Services Task Force, which released its final report Monday, reached the decision despite resistance from some physicians and supplement industry groups, which argued that taking such supplements is effective in preventing bone fractures.

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