Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Vitamin D supplements do not boost bone health: Lancet

The studies that have been done are mostly on older people who could be at risk of osteoporosis, but Prof Avenell said there is no evidence of benefit for any adults- apart from those few who are at high risk of osteomalacia Vitamin D Supplements Give Little To No Improvement To Bone Health Says Study
Celia Hoffman | 10 October, 2018, 21:39

He added that further trials looking at the effects of vitamin D on bone health would be pointless.

The new published findings on vitamin D turn the current government guidance on its head.

Vitamin D is responsible for regulating the calcium and phosphate in the body, resulting in stronger bones and teeth. It can also be found in certain foods such as fishes, eggs, and milk.

However, not everyone gets their recommended daily dose of vitamin D, especially during the autumn and winter months when sunlight is scarce.

There is little reason to continue prescribing vitamin D for bone health, because it doesn't prevent fractures, falls or improve bone density.

To many, buying and taking vitamin D supplements would be a waste of money and time.

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Rosie Nelson, an associate in Penningtons Manches' clinical negligence team, said: "These studies show that vitamin D supplements can no longer be relied on to protect and maintain bone health".

Vitamin D supplementation does not prevent fractures or falls, or have clinically meaningful effects on bone mineral density, according to the research, which analyzed data from 81 randomized controlled trials - involving 53,537 people - that studied the efficacy of over-the-counter supplements. They also confirmed that supplements do not have significant effects on a person's bone density.

"Clinical guidelines should be changed to reflect these findings", stated Mark Bolland of University of Auckland, the lead author of the study.

But critics of the study said that only 6 percent of the trials were done in populations with vitamin D deficiency, who would stand to benefit most from supplementation, according to a CNN report.

According to the editorial author, Professor Chris Gallagher, of Creighton University in the USA, those results are coming soon, with studies on nearly 100,000 participants now enrolled in randomised controlled trials of vitamin D supplementation due to report within three years.

"The context for this analysis lies in the fact that many patients (and doctors) have been persuaded by various studies and social media that vitamin D is a cure-all", said Professor J. Chris Gallagher of the Creighton University Medical Centre in Omaha in the United States, in a linked comment in the journal. However artificial intake of the supplements, based on the same vitamins are statistically proven to be useless.

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