Caution urged over vitamin D review findings

Clashing views over whether Australian guidelines should be updated

A leading Australian vitamin D researcher has urged caution in interpretation of a major review finding no evidence the supplement preserves bone health or prevents falls.

Vitamin D

According to the systematic review and meta-analysis of 81 randomised controlled trials covering 53,000 participants, vitamin D supplements do not prevent fractures or falls, nor have any clinically meaningful effect on bone mineral density.

But Professor Rebecca Mason, professor of endocrine physiology at the University of Sydney, criticised the research for “lumping together”