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This “headliner” would suggest that we should not use Vit D supplementation in postmenopausal women.

September 14, 2015

Vitamin D Supplementation May Not Be Beneficial For Postmenopausal Women.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/vitamin-d-supplements-do-not-protect-bones-of-older-women/

This “headliner” would suggest that we should not use Vit D supplementation in postmenopausal women. This study however only focuses on bone and skeletal measures as endpoints. The newer vitamin D literature focuses on it’s relationship to metabolic syndrome and immune system and cancer modulation. Unfortunately the media grabs these headlines and throws them out there to the public as if these studies are the end all be all. Patients frequently bring such articles in to discuss and want to change therapy based on these headline stories. More often though patients just quit their medicines based on these stories and we don’t see them back for a couple of years. This is especially true in the hormone medication arena. A great deal of damage can happen in 2 years without proper therapy. There really should be some stringent oversight of “medical news.” Finally the Dr. Oz’s of the world are coming under scrutiny by the licensing boards for promoting false information. Just be very careful how you interpret medical news as it is rarely presented in an appropriate fashion.

Michael D. Fox, MD
Jacksonville Center
Reproductive Medicine
jcrm.org

   
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