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    USPSTF Draft Recommendations
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    NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION
    Susan Randall, RN, FNP-BC, MSN posted:
    NOF responds to the USPSTF draft recommendations on calcium and vitamin D. To learn more, visit http://www.nof.org/node/813
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    Tomato05 responded:
    Wise words from the NOF. Supplements can play a vital role in the management of osteoporosis.

    It's very difficult to have one's diet's spot-on day after day, with all the required amounts of nutrients.

    And even those who think they get enough vit. D from the sun, may not spend enough time every day in the sun. Besides, they don't know how efficient (or not) their bodies are in making vit. D. As we age, our bodies are not that adept in doing it any more.
     
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    The USPSTF findings add to the confusion about benefits of supplements.

    To see more recent news about this topic -

    Vitamin D With Calcium May Boost Survival
    Vitamin D, Calcium for Fracture Risk Questioned

    Share your concerns and questions.

    Elizabeth


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