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Worried about breaking a hip? There might be something better than calcium.

New recommendations suggest vitamin supplements probably won’t help stave off falls and breaks.
elderly woman excited weights

No one has ever been more excited about tiny dumbbells than this lady is.

Vitamin supplement companies want you to believe their products stave off disease. They can save you from heart attacks and broken bones and common colds. Or at least they say they can. But too often, those claims aren’t based on scientific studies, and consumers are left either mislead or unsure of what can actually help them.

Luckily, we have a panel of people whose job is to evaluate the evidence for interventions: calcium and vitamin D probably don’t help the elderly stave off broken bones. The one thing that they think will do the trick? .

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