TITLE

Vitamin D3, calcium, or both did not prevent secondary fractures in older persons

PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 143 Issue 3, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on a clinical study according to which vitamin D3, calcium, or both did not prevent secondary fractures in older persons. The study explored in older persons with a previous low-trauma fracture, how do vitamin D3, calcium, or both compare for preventing secondary fractures? Of 698 patients who had a new low-trauma fracture, 183 had a hip fracture. New low-trauma fractures did not differ between calcium and non-calcium-containing regimens. Results were similar between vitamin D3 and non-vitamin D3-containing regimens.
ACCESSION #
18925753

 

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