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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : May 2008
calcium supplementation alone or in combination with vitamin D, is effective in the preventive treatment of osteoporotic fractures. The Lancet Vol 370 page 663 August 25, 2007. Benjamin MP Tang et al. This recent study published in The Lancet lays to rest any doubt that taking calcium supplements does assist in preventing and treating osteoporosis. The meta analysis combines 29 randomised trials with over 63,800 participants.1 Substantial evidence supports the use of calcium supplementation in the preventative treatment of osteoporosis in people aged 50 years and older, with a 24% reduction (p<0.0001) in fracture risk in trials with a high compliance rate.1 With one in three Australian women over 45 years developing osteoporosis,2 your patients prevent and treat osteoporosis. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Pty Ltd. 17-19 Solent Circuit, Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153. Toll free 1800 283 195. ASSISTS IN PREVENTING AND TREATING OSTEOPOROSIS. www.caltrate.com.au Caltrate Plus contains Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese and Copper. Caltrate 600mg with Vitamin D contains Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin D, Caltrate 600mg contains Calcium Carbonate. Reference: 1. B. Tang et al, Use of calcium or calcium in combination with vitamin D supplementation to prevent fractures and bone loss in people aged 50 years and older: a meta-analysis, The Lancet 2007; Volume 370: pp 657–66. 2. The Burden of Brittle Bones: Epidemiology, Cost & Burden of Brittle Bones in Australia 2007, Prepared by The Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and Western Hospital Footscray Victoria. recommending Caltrate is a simple way to help