Title

Vitamin D and Calcium: What Do We Need to Know?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2013

Abstract

This chapter provides a summary of the literature including results from large trials, meta-analyses, and recent major recommendations. Two well-accepted and recent recommendations include those from the Agency for Health Research and Quality on calcium and vitamin D supplementation and from the Institute of Medicine's dietary reference intakes for calcium and vitamin D. This review suggests that there is strong evidence for synergistic roles of calcium and vitamin D in maintaining bone health in postmenopausal women, but the correlation between vitamin D alone and bone health is overall inconclusive.

Publication Title

Clinical obstetrics and gynecology

First Page

654

Last Page

658

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