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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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Panel Advises Against Routine Treadmill Stress Tests

Panel Advises Against Routine Treadmill Stress Tests | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

The United States Preventive Services Task Force joined the call for less routine testing by recommending against screening with electrocardiograms, or EKGs, in people who have no known risk factors or symptoms of heart disease. For people at higher risk of heart disease, the panel found there was “insufficient evidence” to determine the benefits and harms of screening with the EKG test — either at rest or during exercise — and advised that it be considered case by case basis.  They previously recommended against screening PSA & mammograms.

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