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[The relationship between vitamin D insufficiency and hip fracture].

Authors
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  • 1 Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Department of Community Preventive Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical calcium
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
12
Pages
1968–1972
Identifiers
PMID: 17142926
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Recently the relationship of vitamin D insufficiency and fracture is noticed in elderly people. Vitamin D nutritional status is evaluated by measuring serum 25 (OH) D. Higher prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency is observed in the patients with hip fracture. This suggests that vitamin D insufficiency is one of fracture risk factor and improvement of vitamin D status reduce fracture risk. With the results of recent studies, we would like to discuss about fractures from the viewpoint of vitamin D insufficiency.

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