Experts dispute JAMA study on supplementing with vitamin D, calcium
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A recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims that supplementation with calcium and vitamin D has no effect on fracture risk for the elderly. The conclusions by the research team from Tianjin Hospital in China question longstanding medical advice that seniors focus on adequate intake of these nutrients. The conclusions are being questioned by experts and industry trade groups in the U.S., whosay the research has "many flaws" and dismissed the conclusions as “sweeping generalizations.” Read coverage:
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