Do calcium supplements prevent postmenopausal osteoporotic fractures?

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Do calcium supplements prevent postmenopausal osteoporotic fractures?

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Title: Do calcium supplements prevent postmenopausal osteoporotic fractures?
Author: Campbell, Bruce G.; Ketchell, Debra S.
Keywords: fracture risk
bone loss
bone density
vitamin D
Date: 2003-03
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 52(3) 2003: 234+.
Abstract: Calcium supplementation (1000-1200 mg daily) decreases menopause-related bone loss and reduces the rate of vertebral and non- vertebral fractures. Calcium is more efficacious in conjunction with vitamin D (700-800 IU daily), particularly in elderly patients, who have a high rate of vitamin D deficiency (strength of recommendation: A, based on randomized controlled trials).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2914

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