Calcium plus vitamin D did not prevent hip fracture or colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women

July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
The article presents a study according to which in postmenopausal women, calcium plus vitamin D does not prevent colorectal cancer or hip fracture. The study was conducted at 40 medical centers in the U.S. on 36282 healthy postmenopausal women. The age of the women ranged from 50 to 79 years. Wrist, hip, vertebral or total fractures did not differ for women who received calcium plus vitamin D or placebo. The risk for hip fracture in subgroups of women was reduced who adhered with the treatment of calcium plus vitamin D.


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