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Does taking less than 400IU of vitamin D prevent me from having a bone fracture?


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MedHead Message:

Vitamin D can be very confusing! According to the United States Preventative Task Force (USPTF), supplementing your diet with vitamin D 400IU daily or less doesn’t decrease your chance of having a broken hip or back. However, some evidence suggests that taking higher doses of vitamin D consistently every day may help a little bit. The problem with this recommendation is that they didn’t look at the baseline levels of vitamin D before starting the therapy. This may have been helpful.


1. https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/vitamin-d-calcium-or-combined-supplementation-for-the-primary-prevention-of-fractures-in-adults-preventive-medication#:~:text=The%20USPSTF%20recommends%20against%20daily,community%2Ddwelling%2C%20postmenopausal%20women. Accessed 7/18/2022.


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