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Vitamin D, sunlight exposure, and bone density in elderly African American females of low socioeconomic status.

Authors
  • Weaver, Sally P1
  • Passmore, Cindy
  • Collins, Ben
  • Fung, Eugene
  • 1 McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation, Family Medicine Residency Program, Waco, Tex, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Family medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
42
Issue
1
Pages
47–51
Identifiers
PMID: 20063223
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

25OHD insufficiency is common among low SES elderly African American women, and springtime sunlight exposure does not cause significant increases in 25OHD. Additionally, this population has low calcium and vitamin D intake from diet, and more women than expected had reduced BMD.

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