Does vitamin D and calcium supplementation prevent osteoporotic fractures in the elderly?
From: Journal Of Bone And Mineral Research
- Larsen, E.R., Mosekilde, L., Foldspang, A., 2004. Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation Prevents Osteoporotic Fractures in Elderly Community Dwelling Residents: A Pragmatic Population-Based 3-Year Intervention Study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 19, 370–378.
- 9,605 participants aged 66 years and over.
- 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.
- 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.
- Yes (with confidence)