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02-17-2006, 12:55 AM
Big Study Finds No Clear Benefit of Calcium Pills
By GINA KOLATA (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/k/gina_kolata/index.html?inline=nyt-per)

Published: February 16, 2006

A large, seven-year study of healthy women over 50 found no broad benefit from calcium and vitamin D supplements in preventing broken bones, despite widespread endorsement by doctors for the supplements.

more on link: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/16/health/16bones.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

02-17-2006, 10:02 AM
...so I won't need a sex change now :D

02-17-2006, 11:42 AM
i thought you needed magnesium added to the calcium for best results.
i didn't see in the study if they used calcium citrate with magnesium