A Randomized Controlled Trial of Vitamin D 3 Supplementation in African American Women

@inproceedings{Aloia2005ARC,
  title={A Randomized Controlled Trial of Vitamin D 3 Supplementation in African American Women},
  author={John Aloia and Sonia Arunabh Talwar and Simcha Pollack and James K. Yeh},
  year={2005}
}
Methods: Two hundred eight healthy black postmenopausal women, 50 to 75 years of age, were assigned to receive either placebo or 20 μg/d (800 IU) of vitamin D3. Calcium supplements were provided to ensure a total calcium intake of 1200 to 1500 mg/d. After 2 years, the vitamin D3 dose was increased to 50 μg/d (2000 IU) in the active group, and the study continued for an additional year. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured every 6 months. Markers of bone turnover, vitamin D metabolites, and… CONTINUE READING