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Based on a recent study published in the Journal of Women’s health, it would appear that taking Vitamin D and Calcium does reduce the incidence of vertebral and hip fractures in post menopausal women. Dr. JoAnn Manson, Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts states in Medscape: “We now have 3 lines of evidence of benefit for calcium plus vitamin D supplementation: the reduction in hip fracture seen among adherent women, the reduction in vertebral fracture in the intention-to-treat analyses, and the improvement or better results for bone mineral density with active treatment compared with placebo and also in the intention-to-treat analyses. Overall, there is increasing evidence that calcium plus vitamin D