In a study published in the Lancet, investigators looked at completed randomized controlled trials of vitamin D supplementation with or without calcium. The results revealed that supplementation with vitamin D does not alter the relative risk of heart disease, stroke or cerebrovascular disease, cancer and fractures by a discernible amount. A difference was not seen in relative risk if calcium was added to the vitamin D. Researchers acknowledge that those at risk for vitamin D deficiency should still be supplemented but recommend to otherwise healthy individuals to make lifestyle changes to get the adequate amount of vitamin D instead of resorting to supplementation.
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