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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, Brun J, 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, Brun J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 327, Issue 23
Pages
1637-42
URL
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