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Primary Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures with Calcium and Vitamin D

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Question

Can a supplementation with Vitamin D and Calcium prevent osteoporotic fractures?

Answer

Daily supplementation with 1000–1200 mg Calcium and 800–1000 UI Vitamin D can reduce the risk of fractures especially in elderly people, who are at risk of Vitamin D deficiency (residents in nursing-homes) or at risk of falls.


(State: 26.05.2015)

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