TITLE

Review: 700 to 800 IU/d of vitamin D reduces hip and nonvertebral fractures in older persons: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Bogaisky, Michael; Leipzig, Rosanne M.
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 143 Issue 3, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article comments on a clinical study according to which 700 to 800 IU/d of vitamin D reduces hip and nonvertebral fractures in older persons. The effect of vitamin D with or without calcium on fracture prevention may vary in different populations. Frail, elderly persons and nursing home patients are at greater risk for falls and fractures than community-dwelling elderly persons. This difference may in part be explained by vitamin D deficiency in persons who are often sunlight-deprived. Adherence to therapy and consequent vitamin D levels may have varied in these trials, resulting in differences in biological effects.
ACCESSION #
18925751

 

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