Does vitamin D and calcium supplementation prevent osteoporotic fractures in the elderly?

From: Journal Of Bone And Mineral Research

Journal rating:
rating: 96%
Study Quality:
rating: 85%
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Overall Reliability

Article Quality:
rating: 40%
Partcipants
rating: 50%

Participants/situation

  • 9,605 participants aged 66 years and over.

Study

  • Daily supplement of 1000 mg of calcium carbonate and 400 IU (10 μg) of vitamin D to a total of 4,957 participants.
  • Another program with evaluation and suggestions for the improvement of the domestic environment was offered to a total of 5,063 participants.

Results

  • Active participation was 50.3% in the Calcium and Vitamin D Program and 46.4% in the Environmental and Health Program.
  • The investigators observed a 16% reduction in fracture incidence rate among male and female residents offered the Calcium and Vitamin D Program.

Answer

  • Yes (with confidence)

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