Study: Vitamin D helps seniors' bone health

July 4, 2012 1:22:01 PM PDT
The debate about whether Vitamin D improves bone health has experts now focusing on senior citizens.

More than 31,000 subjects 65 years old and older were followed in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Authors found high doses of Vitamin D supplements 800 or more international units a day seemed to be useful against fractures.

They report a 30 percent reduction in hip fractures and a 14 percent reduction in non-vertebral fractures.

More than 90 percent of the people studied in this report were women.