Increased Intake of B Vitamins Linked to Higher Risk of Hip Fracture

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.Increased Intake of B Vitamins Linked to 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.”

Too Much Vitamin A May Lead to Weak and Fracture Bones

A new study, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, suggests that excessive consumption of vitamin A may lead to the higher risk of weak and fracture bones.excessive consumption of vitamin A lead to bone fracture

In the study, a team of researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg investigated the influence of vitamin A doses equivalent to doses consumed by people taking supplements during long-time periods.

Dr Ulf Lerner, the lead researcher, comments: “Previous studies in rodents have shown that vitamin A decreases bone thickness but these studies were performed with very high doses of vitamin A, over a short period of time. In our study, we have shown that much lower concentrations of vitamin A, a range more relevant for humans, still decreases rodent bone thickness and strength.”