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Determinants of vitamin D status in older men living in a subtropical climate.

Authors
  • Bolland, M J
  • Grey, A B
  • Ames, R W
  • Mason, B H
  • Horne, A M
  • Gamble, G D
  • Reid, I R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2006
Volume
17
Issue
12
Pages
1742–1748
Identifiers
PMID: 16932872
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

There is significant seasonal variation in 25OHD levels in men living in a subtropical climate. In contrast to postmenopausal women, men have low rates of suboptimal vitamin D status, even in winter. Routine vitamin D supplementation for this population of men is not warranted.

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