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.