Snippet from the non-hair-loss article:
Older people who take vitamin D supplements along with calcium may live longer than others, according to a new review of previous studies.
The researchers looked at data regarding the vitamin D intake of more than 70,000 adults in their 60s and 70s. They found that people who took vitamin D, along with calcium supplements, were 9 percent less likely to die over a three-year period, compared with people who took neither supplement.
However, they found that taking vitamin D alone had no effect on mortality rates.
For every 151 people who took with daily vitamin D and calcium for three years, one life would be spared, according to the researchers’ calculations.
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A recent article published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggested that taking vitamin D and calcium reduces overall fracture rates, and as a side benefit seems to reduce overall mortality. The meta analysis was done in a pooled group of 70,528 patients. The average of the patients was 70 years old and 86% were women.