Does supplemental calcium reduce risk of fractures?
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Does supplemental calcium reduce risk of fractures? Evidence-based answer: Calcium 1,200 mg daily with or without vitamin D decreases all-site fractures in postmenopausal women (SOR: A, meta-analysis of RCTs). The effect of calcium 1,000 mg daily plus vitamin D is unclear. Calcium does not have an effect on fractures in men in the short term (SOR: B, single RCT). Calcium supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in noninstitutionalized postmenopausal women is not recommended (SOR: B, systematic review of inconsistent RCTs and cohort studies).
Evidence-based practice 20, no. 6 (2017): E9-E10