Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Do Vitamin D Supplements Help Reduce Fractures?

usually Vitamin D Supplements are highly recommended for strengthen bone health of the population, although it is not entirely clear whether prevent fracture, A new study published in the journal The New England Journal of MedicineThere has been definitive data on whether these supplements reduce fractures. inconsistent,

“In a companion study of the (important) Vitamin D and Omega-3 Assay, we tested whether Supplemental Vitamin D3 there will be a result low risk of fracture compared to placebo,” explained the researchers. “VITAL was a two-factorial, randomized, controlled trial that investigated whether vitamin D3 (2000 IU per day), n-3 fatty acids (1 gram per day) Supplementing with, or both, may prevent cancer and heart disease in men age 50 and older and women age 55 and older in the United States.”

Participants a. was not recruited on the basis of lack of Vitamin D, low bone mass or osteoporosisand incident fractures were reported annually by the participants, using total breakdownNon-vertebrates and hips as primary endpoints.

How Helpful Are Vitamin D Supplements Really in Lowering the Risk of Fractures?  Photo: Bigstock

Thus, out of 25,871 participants, 50.6% of whom were women, it was confirmed 1,991 fractures Incidence in 1,551 participants during a mean follow-up of more than 5 years.

The researchers found that supplemental vitamin D3, compared to a placebo, did not have a significant effect on total fracture (which occurred in) 12,927 of 769 participants in the vitamin D group and 782 out of 12,944 participants in the placebo group). In addition, the analyzes also showed that there was no effect of supplemental vitamin D3 on major osteoporotic fractures, wrist fractures, or pelvic fractures. Effects were also unchanged by baseline age, gender, race, body mass index, baseline vitamin D blood level, and individual use of calcium and/or vitamin D supplements.

Thus, the study authors concluded that vitamin D3n. supplementing withor resulted in significantly lower risk Fractures compared to placebo in healthy middle-aged and older adults with vitamin D deficiency, low bone mass, or osteoporosis.

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