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New Guidelines: No Daily Vitamin D/Calcium Postmenopause

by | March 4th, 2013

New Guidelines: No Daily Vitamin D/Calcium Postmenopause

A new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement has concluded that the evidence is insufficient to support the use of vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures among men and premenopausal women. However, the task force did find sufficient evidence to recommend against daily vitamin D and calcium supplements for the primary prevention of fractures in postmenopausal women.

Based on a review of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial of 36,282 healthy postmenopausal women, the study found a slight increase risk for kidney stones associated with vitamin D and calcium supplementation. The task force concluded that the magnitude of this risk was small but significant.

Virginia A. Moyer, MD, MPH, from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, published the recommendation statement on behalf of the USPSTS online February 26 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews

Plano Urogynecology

Plano OBGYN Associates

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews is an expert in the field of Urogynecology, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and reconstructive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mathews is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the American College of Surgeons. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Mathews is one of the most experienced surgeons in north Texas.

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