Article Abstract

Calcium or vitamin D supplementation: should we not support the routine use?

Authors: Wenxiang Chen, Xuesheng Jiang


We read with great interest the article published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Zhao et al. (1). In this paper, the authors reported a systematic review and meta-analysis on the association between calcium or vitamin D supplementation and fracture incidence in community-dwelling elderly individuals. They concluded that their findings did not support the routine use of these supplements in community-dwelling elderly individuals.