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Old People Are Not Recommended To Take Vitamin D And Calcium Supplements

Why Old People Are Not Recommended To Take Vitamin D And Calcium Supplements

In recent recommendations issued by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, women who are above 40 and healthy should avoid taking vitamin D and calcium supplemets. The recommendation doesn’t apply for those who are diagnosed to have vitamin D defecienciy or osteoporosis. Calcium is the essential building block for the bones and vitamin D which is absorbed by the skin through sunlight or via food helps the body to absorb calcium and increase bone mass. In the USA about one and half million cases of fractures is attributed to osteoporosis, which is caused by decreased bone density and mass in old ages which makes the bones more suscpitble to breakage. The recommendations were released as a result to studies showed that …

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