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