Study: High Doses of Vitamin D May Prevent Fractures

Health professionals have long recommended vitamin D for healthy bones but a new international study explores just how much older people may need in order to lower their risk of fractures.

Researchers found that adults over the age of 65 who took 800 IU or more daily dropped the risk of hip fracture by 30 percent. They also reduced the risk of other bone fractures by 14 percent, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Always ask your doctor for advice on taking any supplements, including vitamins.

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