Do vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of death early?

Do vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of death early?

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Q. I have been taking vitamin D supplements for several years as my doctor said that maybe they will help me live longer. Do I spend my money, or even harm me?

A. You have the right to be suspicious. Vitamin supplements of all types have been repeatedly tested for theoretical health benefits, and are often not reflected in the studies. There is no doubt that vitamin D supplements can prevent or treat osteoporosis. In theory, they could reduce the risk of various diseases. What about the question you asked: do vitamin D supplements help you live longer?

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