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

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

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

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

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.