Monday Nov 21, 2022

Time to Stop Recommending Vitamin D? - Frankly Speaking Ep 303

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
 
CME/CE Information and Claim Credit: https://www.pri-med.com/online-education/podcast/frankly-speaking-cme-303

Overview: Millions of Americans take Vitamin D supplementation to prevent a variety of illnesses, from COVID-19 and osteoporosis to heart disease and cancer. While most studies have failed to show a benefit in preventing COVID-19, heart disease, and cancer, the evidence has been mixed, at best, in showing benefits for preventing bone fractures. Despite this, vitamin D supplementation remains popular for fracture prevention. Join us to review a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that failed to find any benefits for preventing fractures.

Episode resource links:

  • N Engl J Med 2022;387:299-309. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2202106

Guest: Robert A. Baldor MD, FAAFP
 
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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