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Calcium, vitamin D may affect long-term health in postmenopausal women

A post hoc analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative found that those who took calcium and vitamin D supplements had a lower risk for death from cancer and a higher risk for death from cardiovascular disease.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/03/12/1.htm
12 Mar 2024

Experts debate pros, cons of vitamin D

An obscure nutrient is now being hailed as a link to prevention of diseases as disparate as diabetes, schizophrenia, cancer, strokes and heart attacks. Experts square off on how much vitamin D can be associated with illnesses, the proper amount that people should get, and how they can get it.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2009/11/vitamin.htm
1 Nov 2009

Cardiovascular effects of vitamin D supplementation still uncertain, trial finds

Older adults who were randomized to vitamin D supplementation had a slightly lower rate of cardiovascular events, particularly myocardial infarction, but the overall difference from placebo was not significant, an Australian trial found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/07/04/4.htm
4 Jul 2023

Intervention successful in decreasing routine vitamin D testing

In a pre-post study, a decision support tool that prompted clinicians about appropriate testing criteria and included a best practice advisory was associated with reductions of 44% and 46% in inpatient and outpatient orders and of 61% and 48% in repeat testing, respectively.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/05/09/2.htm
9 May 2023

The ‘truth’ about vitamin D

A round-up of this issue's articles on vitamin D, irritable bowel syndrome and the consequences of an uncertain diagnosis.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2009/11/editors.htm
1 Nov 2009

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation after a fall and surgery

A 72-year-old man is evaluated following surgical fixation of a right distal radius fracture after a fall. A dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scan performed 2 years ago showed low bone mineral density. Alendronate weekly was initiated after the scan, and he has been adherent to therapy. What is the most appropriate management?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/04/30/3.htm
30 Apr 2024

Be on alert for blood cancer precursors

Joseph R. Mikhael, MD, FACP, reviewed practical approaches to two premalignant conditions, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL).
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/07/be-on-alert-for-blood-cancer-precursors.htm
1 Jul 2023

Higher-dose vitamin D did not improve fall prevention, study finds

Elderly patients at high risk for falls who received 1,000 IU of a vitamin D supplement per day actually had higher risk of falls that were serious or required hospitalization than those who took 200 IU.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2020/12/08/5.htm
8 Dec 2020

Vitamin D did not lower fracture risk in generally healthy patients, study finds

A new analysis of a large trial found no difference in total fractures, nonvertebral fractures, or hip fractures by whether men 50 years of age or older and women 55 years of age or older were randomized to vitamin D or placebo.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/08/02/1.htm
2 Aug 2022

Closing the gap on osteoporosis

A new clinical guideline from ACP focuses on pharmacologic treatment of primary osteoporosis or low bone mass to prevent fractures in adults.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/05/closing-the-gap-on-osteoporosis.htm
1 May 2023

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