Study casts more doubt on use of high-dose vitamin D pills

“People should stop taking vitamin D supplements to prevent major diseases” — and doctors should stop the routine screenings that fuel concern, the pair concluded. They weren’t involved in the latest study.

Just how much vitamin D should people get? The U.S. recommends 600 to 800 international units a day to ensure that everyone, young and old, gets enough. While our skin makes vitamin D from sun exposure, that can be tougher in winter. Milk and certain other foods are fortified with the nutrient to help.

The bigger question was whether more than that recommended amount might be better, to prevent fractures or maybe other disorders, too.

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