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Vitamin D: No benefit in postmenopausal women

KEY POINT

Use of high- or low-dose vitamin D supplementation in postmenopausal women with vitamin D deficiency resulted in no additional benefits compared with placebo in bone mineral density, muscle function, muscle mass, or falls, according to data published in the October issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

SOURCES

Hansen KE et al. Treatment of vitamin D insufficiency in postmenopausal women: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175:1612–21.

Grady D. How much vitamin D is enough? JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175:1621.