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A study that looked at a combination of calcium and Vitamin D found that hip fractures were reduced by around 43%.

Chapuy M, Arlot M, Duboeuf F, et al. Vitamin D3 and Calcium to Prevent Hip Fractures in the Elderly Women. NEJM. 1992; 327(23): 1637-42. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/327/23/1637

Reference

Title
Vitamin D3 and Calcium to Prevent Hip Fractures in the Elderly Women
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
1992
Authors
Chapuy M, Arlot M, Duboeuf F, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 327, Issue 23
Pages
1637-42
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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