New Perspectives on Long-Term Impact of Calcium and Vit D Supplementation in Postmenopausal Women

13 Mar 2024 • Although calcium and vitamin D (CaD) supplementation may affect chronic disease in older women, evidence of long-term effects on health outcomes is limited.

  • A comprehensive analysis spanning over 20 years underscored the nuanced effects of long-term calcium and vitamin D supplementation in postmenopausal women.
  • The study, involving 36,282 participants, revealed a noteworthy 7% reduction in cancer mortality [HR 0.93] with these supplements but a concerning 6% increase in cardiovascular disease mortality [HR 1.06].
  • No significant impact on overall mortality was observed.

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine | Read full story

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