5 reasons to stop prescribing vitamin D for bones

Supplementation doesn't prevent fractures, falls or improve bone density

There is little reason to continue prescribing vitamin D for bone health, because it doesn’t prevent fractures, falls or improve bone density.

The authors of a large meta-analysis published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology say their findings show vitamin D supplementation has little justification — except in rare cases of rickets or osteomalacia where exposure to sunlight is a factor. 

Since the last major review in 2014, more than 30 randomised controlled trials on bone health and vitamin D have been published, nearly doubling