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Hormones With Vitamin D And Calcium Reduce Risk Of Fractures In Postmenopausal Women

June 26, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study that analyzed health data from 30,000 postmenopausal women provides evidence that women should take calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause for bone health, especially if the women are taking hormone supplements. According to the researchers, vitamin D and calcium supplements had a synergistic effect, providing much greater protection against hip fractures than with either therapy alone. Women who took only the supplements – without the hormone therapy – were as much at risk for fractures as women who took neither the supplements nor the hormones.
John A. Robbins et al., "Women's Health Initiative clinical trials: interaction of calcium and vitamin D with hormone therapy", Menopause, June 26, 2013, © The North American Menopause Society
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