Review: Oral vitamin D prevents nonvertebral and hip fractures in a dose-dependent manner in patients greater than or equal to 65 years of age

Denman, Michael; Bischoff-Ferrari, H. A.
August 2009
ACP Journal Club;8/18/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 2, p6
Academic Journal
The article reports that oral vitamin D prevents nonvertebral and hip fractures in a dose-dependent manner in patients of 65 years of age. The study said that value of oral vitamin D supplements in preventing nonvertebral fractures in older patients has remained unresolved because of conflicting study findings. Although adequate supplementation reduced incidence of nonvertebral fractures, the overall reduction was not dramatic, and other preventive measures should be considered.


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