- Q Can vitamin A increase my risk for fractures?
Dr. David Slovik, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismSeveral studies have found a link between high vitamin A intake and fractures. A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that postmenopausal women who got more than 3,000 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin A daily were more likely... Full Answer
- Q Why is excessive vitamin A bad for your bone health?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineSledgehammers aren't your only skeletal enemies. Getting more than 2,500 milligrams of vitamin A from supplements daily could hurt bone formation. You need some vitamin A, but there is such a thing as having too much. (Disregard this advice if you're... Full Answer