Endocrine Society Expert Can Provide Perspective on USPSTF Recommendations on Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures

Article ID: 599728

Released: 28-Feb-2013 8:00 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Endocrine Society

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Newswise — Chevy Chase, MD (February 27, 2013)— The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted its final recommendation statement on vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults. The Task Force did not find enough evidence to say whether supplements prevent fractures in women who have not yet gone through menopause or in men. Robert Heaney, MD, an author of The Endocrine Society’s clinical practice guideline on vitamin D deficiency, is prepared to offer comment on the USPSTF statement as well as the Society’s recommendations regarding vitamin D supplementation.

The Endocrine Society’s clinical practice guideline regarding vitamin D deficiency can be found at http://www.endo-society.org/guidelines/final/upload/FINAL-Standalone-Vitamin-D-Guideline.pdf.

WHO: Robert Heaney, MD John A. Creighton University Professor & Professor of Medicine Creighton University WHAT: Robert Heaney is available to discuss the USPSTF statement on vitamin D calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in adults and recommendations from The Endocrine Society’s clinical practice guideline on vitamin D supplementation.

CONTACT: To schedule an interview, please contact Aaron Lohr at alohr@endo-society.org or 240-482-1380.

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