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Oral vitamin D3 and calcium for secondary prevention of low-trauma fractures in elderly people (Randomised Evaluation of Calcium Or vitamin D, RECORD): a randomised placebo-controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Elderly people who have a fracture are at high risk of another. Vitamin D and calcium supplements are often recommended for fracture prevention. We aimed to assess whether vitamin D3 and calcium, either alone or in combination, were effective in prevention of secondary fractures. METHODS: In a factorial-design trial, 5292 people aged 70 years or older (4481 [85%] of whom were women) who were mobile before developing a low-trauma fracture were randomly assigned 800 IU daily oral v...

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Avenell, A More by this author
Campbell, MK More by this author
McDonald, AM More by this author
MacLennan, GS More by this author
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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
365
Issue:
9471
Pages:
1621-1628
Publication date:
2005
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:be6fac1d-1e67-486b-a041-e62541953cab
Source identifiers:
125994
Local pid:
pubs:125994

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