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Vitamin D Osteoporosis Recommendation Reversed By U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

There are 4 comments on the Switched story from Jun 13, 2012, titled Vitamin D Osteoporosis Recommendation Reversed By U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In it, Switched reports that:

"There is sufficient evidence to say they do not prevent fractures," task force member Dr.

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Emma T

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 29, 2012
This should serve as a warning that everyone should be careful regarding the supplements they take because too much will never be a good thing.
Elizabeth L

Wilmington, DE

#2 Jul 6, 2012
Well at least it's good to know that one of the things that people are supposed to take for long-term regular medication isn't necessary now. It's hard enough on an aging body keep taking so much medication or supplements. Sometimes less is more.

New York, NY

#3 Aug 10, 2012
Prior to taking any medication or supplementation, it is best to discuss everything that may affect a patient's condition with his or her primary care provider. It is of great importance to consult one's doctor for every vitamins or minerals that may affect the disease and the way a medication would work. If utmost precaution has been taken and harm has still found its way to you, may have related information that may be of great help.
Pam L

Scranton, PA

#4 Feb 9, 2013
While this may be true, vitamin D is still essential in preventing osteoporosis for those diagnosed with it. Some studies have even suggested that vitamin D in large doses may be required to have the desired effect of protecting bones against osteoporosis.

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