Preventive Medicine Researcher at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Co-Authors Abstract on Interaction of Calcium & Vitamin D with Hormone Therapy

Memphis, Tenn. (June 26, 2013) – Can taking calcium and vitamin D help prevent bone fractures among women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy? That’s the question that researchers and more than 60,000 women have tried to answer through a Women’s Health Initiative study. Over more than 19 years, postmenopausal participants aged 50 to 79 years enrolled in clinical trials at 40 centers in the United States, including at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. Since 1993, more than 4,200 women have taken part in the study through the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine. The Women’s Health Initiative study had two separate, but overlapping clinical trials of hormone replacement therapy and calcium plus vitamin D which examined the effect of these medications on a large number of health outcomes including osteoporotic fracture. [Read more...]