Vitamin D supplements alone ‘won’t avert fracture’

Healthy older adults should simply stop taking the pills, say osteoporosis experts
Vitamin D supplement

Vitamin D supplements fail to reduce the risk of fractures in healthy middle-aged and older adults compared with placebo — even among those with low 25-hydroxyvitamin D serum levels, a pivotal study shows.

US researchers say their findings, based on data from some 26,000 patients, suggest the need to rethink the widespread use of the  supplements, especially in the absence of clear deficiency.