Vitamin D plus calcium tied to longer life Full Text
Reuters Health News, 06/18/2012
Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that older adults who were given vitamin D and calcium supplements were 9 percent less likely to die over three years than those given placebo pills. Vitamin D on its own, however, showed no effect on death rates. The findings are based on data from eight past clinical trials –– where people were randomly assigned to take vitamin D (with or without calcium) or get inactive placebos for comparison.