Recommendations from Osteoporosis Canada Rapid Response Team
We are aware of the recent study by Dr. Meryl Leboff that concluded vitamin D3 supplementation of 2000 IU daily does not significantly lower the risk of fractures among generally healthy midlife and older adults. It is important to note that the study’s results and recommendations do not apply to individuals who have osteoporosis, previous fragility fractures or are at risk of severe vitamin D deficiency.
Osteoporosis Canada encourages individuals with osteoporosis to continue taking their current vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D helps build stronger bones by increasing the absorption of calcium. It also improves the function of muscles, which can improve your balance and decrease the likelihood of falling and suffering a fracture.
If you have osteoporosis, discuss your vitamin D requirements with your health care professionals before making any changes to your routine.