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Lardner, E;Fitzgibbon, M;Wilson, S;Griffin, D;Mulkerrin, E
2011
March
Irish Journal of Medical Science
Hypovitaminosis D in a healthy female population, aged from 40 to 85 years, in the west of Ireland
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WOS: 10 ()
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VITAMIN-D INSUFFICIENCY BONE-MINERAL DENSITY POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN D DEFICIENCY ELDERLY-WOMEN D INADEQUACY PREVALENCE SUPPLEMENTATION OSTEOPOROSIS METABOLITES
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Increasing attention has been focused on diseases associated with ageing, as the mean age of the population in developed countries increases. Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone play key roles in calcium homeostasis, which is integral to skeletal health.To assess the vitamin D status of healthy, community dwelling, middle-aged and older females.General biochemistry and bone profiles, including ALP, PTH and 25(OH)D, were determined.Of 143 healthy white women receiving no supplementation or bone modifying treatments, 47% were vitamin D insufficient (< 50 nmol/L) and only 4% were sufficient for the time of year. There was no statically significant correlation between age and 25(OH)D concentrations; neither was there a statistically significant seasonal variation in 25(OH)D levels noted.Vitamin D status should be assessed more often in middle-aged and older females. Expected age-related and seasonal variations in 25(OH)D levels were not confirmed in this study.
0021-1265
10.1007/s11845-010-0550-y
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