Should Postmenopausal Women Be Encouraged to Take Calcium?


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Abstract

SYNOPSIS:A systematic review of randomized, controlled trials of calcium supplementation found only small non-progressive increases in bone mineral density. This supports the clinical conclusion that supplementation alone is insufficient to prevent fracture risk.SOURCE:Tai V, et al. Calcium intake and bone mineral density: Systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2015;351;h4183. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h4183.

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