Doctor slams calcium supplement 'mass medication'

ELDERLY people are being "mass medicated" with calcium and vitamin D supplements against current evidence in a vain bid to prevent fracture, an expert warns.

In an editorial in the BMJ, orthopaedic surgeon and medical epidemiologist Professor Karl Michaelsson, from Uppsala University, Sweden, says current evidence is signalling that calcium supplements do not protect older people from fracture.

He’s commenting on two studies in the BMJ, including a systematic review showing that even in the

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