Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood on August 30, 2012

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Laura Corio, MD. Ob-Gyn, NYU Medical Center

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Narrator: Do I need supplements during perimenopause if I have good bone density?

Laura Corio, MD: Women need to take D, vitamin D, probably more important than calcium. They need to exercise, including weight bearing exercise and weights, so that they can preserve their bone. Because as I said, as they go through the menopause, the first 5 to 7 years is when they can lose substantial bone. And so if they are not exercising, and not taking any vitamins, you're going to lose even more bone.