Doctors Rethink Calcium and Fracture Risk Advice
Doctor’s hardened advice to take calcium to prevent age-related fractures is softening. Two studies in the British Medical Journal released in October 2015, shows that increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements does nothing to improve bone health or prevent fractures in older people. The studies suggest that increasingRead
A Case for Ending Calcium Supplements
Should physicians stop prescribing calcium supplements for bone loss? Ian Reid makes a case for ending the practice. Calcium supplements may have little role to play in the modern therapeutics of osteoporosis. Therapy today should be based around prescribing safe and effective anti-resorptive drugs to individuals demonstrated to be at increased risk of future fractures.