Calcium, vitamin D supplementation, and physical function in the Women's Health Initiative.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Volume 108, Issue 9, p.1472-9 (2008)


2008, Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Aging, Bone Density Conservation Agents, Calcium, Dietary, Center-Authored Paper, Dietary Supplements, Double-Blind Method, Female, Fractures, Bone, Humans, Linear Models, Middle Aged, Postmenopause, Prevention Center Core Facility, Public Health Sciences Division, Shared Resources, United States, Vitamin D, Women's Health


The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) randomized trial of calcium/vitamin D supplementation found reduced bone loss with active treatment compared to placebo. Now we examine whether the treatment affected self-reported physical functioning and objective measures of physical functioning.