Vit D fails to boost bone density: study

Vitamin D supplements do not help strengthen bones and should not be indiscriminately used for osteoporosis prevention, a meta-analysis concludes.

The review of data on more than 4000 patients found supplementation had no significant impact on bone mineral density at the spine, hip or forearm, challenging the “widely held perception that vitamin D works directly on bone cells to promote mineralisation”.

“The clinical implication of