Vitamin D and fracture prevention--treatment still indicated but clarification needed

Allain, Theresa J.
November 2005
Age & Ageing;Nov2005, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p542
Academic Journal
This article comments on the published study "Vitamin D3 and Calcium to Prevent Hip Fractures in Elderly Women," by M. C. Chapuy, M. E. Arlot, F. DuBoeuf et al. This study, even if compared to previous attempts, could be affected by factors such as the likelihood of vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency in the population under examination and the calcium intake of subjects. This commentary recommends that more research be conducted on the effectiveness of vitamin D3 and calcium in the prevention of hip fractures.


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