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Calcium, vitamin D, and fractures (oh my!)

By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor When I saw the headlines about this recently published study on bone health saying “Vitamin D and calcium supplements may not lower fracture risk.” I thought: Wait, that’s news? I think I remember seeing that headline a few years ago. Indeed, in 2015, this very blog reported on similar studies of calcium supplements, noting that calcium supplements have risks and side effects, and are not likely indicated…

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