Published on March 1, 2013 at 5:13 AM
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted its final recommendation statement on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults. The Task Force did not find enough evidence to say whether supplements prevent fractures in women who have not yet gone through menopause or in men. Robert Heaney, MD, an author of The Endocrine Society's clinical practice guideline on vitamin D deficiency, is prepared to offer comment on the USPSTF statement as well as the Society's recommendations regarding vitamin D supplementation.
The Endocrine Society's clinical practice guideline regarding vitamin D deficiency can be found at http://www.endo-society.org/guidelines/final/upload/FINAL-Standalone-Vitamin-D-Guideline.pdf.
WHO:Robert Heaney, MD
John A. Creighton University
Professor & Professor of Medicine
WHAT:Robert Heaney is available to discuss the USPSTF statement on vitamin D calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults and recommendations from The Endocrine Society's clinical practice guideline on vitamin D supplementation.
Source: The Endocrine Society