The research, published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, analyzed data from 81 randomized controlled trials - involving more than 53,000 people - that studied whether the over-the-counter supplement helped in fractures, falls and bone density. Vitamin D supplements have always been recommended for older people to treat or prevent osteoporosis, a bone-loss condition, with some early evidence suggesting benefits for bone health.
The study did find that vitamin D supplements could be helpful in some rare cases, such as rickets and osteomalacia (a severe vitamin D deficiency that results in bone softening).
The vitamin has always been associated with a decreased risk of a number of conditions, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, in addition to keeping bones strong by helping the body absorb calcium - which is why many use it during the dark winter months. These can occur due to vitamin D deficiency.
They recommended that public health bodies stop promoting vitamin D supplements as having a meaningful impact on a person's health.
A review of previously published studies found that taking either high or low doses of vitamin D supplements didn't prevent fractures or falls, or improve bone density.
According to Bolland and his team, it is time that we stop advocating vitamin D supplementation for osteoporosis; a bone condition where the bones become weak and brittle and tend to fracture easily. Therefore, there is little justification for the use of vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health, and clinical guidelines should reflect these findings'. Most included women aged over the age of 65 (77% of trials) who lived in the community and who received daily doses of more than 800 IU per day (68% of trials).
"What is important to keep in mind is that those with low vitamin D were not represented in this meta-analysis, and vitamin D supplementation - repletion, actually - is still necessary for those with low vitamin D levels, regardless of age", said Dr. Minisha Sood, an endocrinologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
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