Is this the final word on vit D?
Taking vitamin D supplements is unlikely to prevent disease, concludes a major report in The BMJ.
Based on a comprehensive search of published evidence, the report says there is no evidence to show vitamin D supplementation improves musculoskeletal outcomes or prevents falls or fractures.
Nor is there high quality evidence to suggest a benefit for other conditions such as heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Ongoing trial results are unlikely to alter these conclusions, the report authors note.
If supplementation does have benefits, they are