According to a recent study, it has been revealed that healthy adults do not need to take Vitamin D supplements, since it does not affect the bone mineral density, an indicator for the risk of osteoporosis.
The study was conducted by the researchers at University of Auckland where they analysed 23 cases, which involved more than 4,000 healthy individuals and studied that the Vitamin D supplements failed to improve and increase the bone mineral density, as a whole.
Lead author Professor Ian Reid said that the concluded results suggested that aiming low-dose vitamin D supplements could free-up substantial resources that could better be used in other healthcare units.
Whereas, Professor Clifford J. Rosen from Maine Medical Research Institute accepted the fact that science’s understanding of vitamin D supports the findings regarding healthy people, however not for everyone.
Nonetheless, it is also to be kept in mind that maintenance of vitamin D stores in the elderly subsequent to adequate dietary calcium intake, remains an effective approach towards the prevention of hip fractures.