HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Calcium plus vitamin-D supplementation does an older body good

The older the woman, the more likely it is that consistent use of calcium and vitamin-D supplements will play a role in reducing her risk for osteoporosis, according to the results of a large national clinical trial conducted as part of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).

In the final set of results answering the initiative's principal questions about women's health, study leaders say that even the slight benefits demonstrated by the trial involving more than 36,000 participants suggest calcium and vitamin-D supplementation provides an overall public health benefit to postmenopausal women.

The findings from the calcium and vitamin-D supplementation arm of the WHI are published in the Feb. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. A separate article about these supplements and colorectal cancer prevention is published in the same issue.

"Despite recommendations that women should ensure adequate calcium plus vitamin-D intake for postmenopausal bone health, the role of these supplements on reducing fractures has been conflicting. Now, based on the WHI, we have better data to address these issues," said Rebecca Jackson, lead author of the journal article about supplementation and fractures and Ohio State University Medical Center's principal investigator for the WHI. "The value of a study this large is that it does show, even if only on a small scale, that the intervention can be effective to lower the risk of osteoporosis within two to three years. A physician isn't needed to prescribe these supplements. All this means any supplementation of this kind is potentially beneficial, particularly in women over 60 years old. That's a huge finding."

The calcium-with-vitamin-D trial found a small but significant 1 percent higher hip bone density for women taking calcium combined with vitamin D compared to other women taking placebo. During the trial, 374 women who received supplements broke their hips, with a fracture rate of 14 per 1
'"/>

Contact: Emily Caldwell
caldwell.151@osu.edu
614-293-3737
Ohio State University
15-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Calcium plus vitamin D supplements may help prevent weight gain in postmenopausal women
2. Calcium supplements fail to prevent bone fractures in children
3. Calcium supplements may prevent fractures in elderly women who take them regularly
4. Calcium supplements may be little help for healthy kids
5. Calcium may prevent polyps, but effect on cancer still not known, study finds
6. Folic acid supplementation lowers stroke risk
7. Folic acid supplementation does not appear to reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases
8. Hydrocortisone supplementation improves ventilator weaning
9. Global guidelines for iron and folic acid supplementation in children should be revised
10. Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy could reduce osteoporosis in children
11. Vitamin E supplementation shows no overall benefit for major cardiovascular events or cancer

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/15/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Wondering where to go this Valentine's Day? Well, there is ... a romantic, lobster feast in the comfort of your own home. Lobster Gram is ... will be featured until February 15th, 2017. , Romantic Dinner one is Lobster ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... Glendale, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 13, 2017 ... ... published on Body and Soul, incorporating a magnesium-rich Mediterranean diet may lower the ... Leon Café and Lounge notes that the many health and wellness benefits linked ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... January 13, 2017 , ... The 18th European Congress: Perspectives in Lung ... 3-4, 2017. This Congress is expertly designed to meet the educational needs of ... lung cancer. , Chaired by Dr. Giorgio V. Scagliotti, Professor of Oncology at the ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... ... Pahrump, Nev., used an unsavory medical experience to think of a way to improve the ... for a half year due to lazy bladder," he said. "Keeping these things on my ... to do this." , He then designed and created a prototype of the FOLEY CRADLE, ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 13, 2017 , ... Friday, January ... area of the game room, increasing the size of the location to 90,000 square ... an 8-hole mini golf course that takes customers on an educational tour of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/13/2017)...   JDRF , the leading global organization ... to announce that after more than a decade ... Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized continuous glucose monitoring ... in making diabetes treatment decisions as durable medical ... for coverage under Medicare. JDRF has been the ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... 13, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Analysis" report to their offering. ... Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive genetic ... cystic fibroses transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene from both parents. The ... cells, and result in the buildup of a thick and sticky ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... Jan. 12, 2017  Albertsons Companies proudly announces ... for Health Care (ACHC) for its specialty care ... and drug chain with this accreditation and its ... Accreditation by ACHC reflects Albertsons Companies, ... facilitate a higher level of performance and patient ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: