Are more trials of calcium supplements really needed?
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Conflicts of interest
All authors have co-authored meta-analyses of calcium and vitamin D supplements and fracture. MB has nothing else to declare. AG is a shareholder in Auckland Bone Density, a company that provides bone mineral density measurements. IRR has research funding or consulting/speaking fees from Novartis, Merck, Amgen and Lilly.
The study was funded by the Health Research Council (HRC) of New Zealand.
The authors are independent of the HRC. The HRC had no role in design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
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