High annual dose of vitamin D raises fracture risk in older women

05/12/2010 | HealthDay News

Researchers found that older women who took a large, once-a-year dose of vitamin D had a 15% increased risk of falls and 26% increased risk of fractures compared with those who received a placebo. "Until further evidence to the contrary is obtained, high-dose vitamin D should be avoided, at least in older women who are not vitamin D deficient," the study's senior author said.

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