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Study casts more doubt on use of high-dose vitamin D pills

 


More research suggests it's time to abandon the craze over vitamin D.

Taking high doses of "the sunshine vitamin" doesn't reduce the risk of broken bones in generally healthy older Americans, researchers reported Wednesday.

It's the latest in a string of disappointments about a nutrient once hoped to have wide-ranging protective effects. That same study of nearly 26,000 people already had found that popping lots of vitamin D pills didn't prevent heart disease, cancer or memory loss either.

And while getting enough vitamin D is important for strong bones, "more is not better," said Dr. Meryl...



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