In The News: August 2010

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Older women who receive a single annual high dose of vitamin D have a higher rate of falls and fractures compared to women given a placebo. According to a study in the May issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, 2,256 women age 70 or older, considered to be at high risk of fracture, were recruited from June 2003 to June 2005 and randomly assigned to receive 500,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D or a placebo once a year for three to five years.
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