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NOT Recommended: Vitamin D & Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults per #USPSTF

NOT Recommended: Vitamin D & Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults per #USPSTF | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended against vitamin D and calcium supplementation in healthy postmenopausal women, citing research showing that such supplementation increases the risk of kidney stones and does not protect against fractures in this population.

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

USPSTF has moved from frank enthusiasm with calcium, to caution and questions about a year ago (http://goo.gl/e5LnP ;) to finally not recommending these supplements that may increase cardiovascular risk.

This will hopefully be adopted by patients and doctors.

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Multivitamins Modestly Lower Cancer Risk

Multivitamins Modestly Lower Cancer Risk | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Daily use of a common multivitamin modestly reduced the risk for cancer in a long-term study of nearly 15,000 men.

Researchers cautioned the reduction in risk in the new study was small and that the mainstay prevention strategies against the disease remained quitting smoking, avoiding obesity, eating a healthy diet and keeping physically active.

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Study Finds No Heart Benefit to Daily Multivitamin

Study Finds No Heart Benefit to Daily Multivitamin | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

My comment - this study of very healthy (had above average rates of exercise and dietary vegetable & fruits) American male physicians showed no benefit on cardiac or vascular events for a long time in allot of patients. There is clearly no benefit of Centrum Silver in healthy Americans men in their 60's.
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Taking a daily multivitamin didn't cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes in a large new study that lasted more than a decade. But earlier results from the same multivitamin study found a small reduction in the risk of cancer.

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

It has been said that Americans have the "most expensive urine in the world" since most of these costly vitamins & supplements provide little benefit.  Patients often accuse physicians of not caring or being intersted in vitamin therapies, but the data is lacking for most supplements and the good qulaity data that does exist generally does not support supplements.

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