Healthy Women Advised Not to Take Calcium and Vitamin D to Prevent Fractures
By GINA KOLATA
Published: June 12, 2012
The United States Preventive Services Task Force, an influential group that recently recommended against routine P.S.A. tests to detect prostate cancer, issued a draft statement on Tuesday recommending that healthy postmenopausal women should not take low doses of calcium or vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures.