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Excessive vitamin B intake may increase the risk of hip fracture

KEY POINT

High intake of vitamin B6 and B12 in postmenopausal women was associated with an increased risk of hip fracture, according to results of a long-term study published online in JAMA Network Open.

SOURCES

Meyer HE, et al. Association of high intakes of vitamins B6 and B12 from food and supplements with risk of hip fracture among postmenopausal women in the Nurses’ Health Study. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(5):e193591.

NIH, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin B6. Accessed June 25, 2019.

NIH, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin B12. Accessed June 25, 2019.