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Articles November 2015 Issue

Higher Vitamin D Fails to Boost Bone Health

While it’s important to get enough, more may not be better.

Vitamin D, which some reports have credited with near-magical powers against everything from cardiovascular disease to dementia, increasingly seems to be just another nutrient—important to get enough, but offering little advantage from extra. Now a new study suggests that even where vitamin D’s benefits are clearly established—as a partner to calcium in building strong bones—its effects are limited: More vitamin D, beyond recommended intakes, is not necessarily better for your bones.

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