A new study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, suggests that increased consumption of vitamins B-6 and B-12 is associated with a higher risk of hip fracture.
For the study, the researchers analyzed data taken from 75,864 postmenopausal women who took part in the Nurses’ Health Study. The taken data related to health, data, supplements, recreational activities, medications, smoking habits, and BMI.
The analysis showed that the risk of hip fracture was the highest in women with a combined intake of both vitamins, exhibiting an almost 50% higher risk of the condition compared to the women with the low intake of both vitamins.
The authors write in their paper: “Although we acknowledge the limitations of our cohort design, the findings herein add to the body of literature that suggests caution should be used in vitamin supplementation when there is no apparent deficiency.”