Low Vitamin D Associated with Hip Fracture Risk

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
By: Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

A new study clearly associates vitamin D deficiency1 with an increased risk of hip fracture, dispelling any uncertainty about this link.  This finding was established by following a group of women age 50-79 over a seven year period.  The researchers found that the lower the vitamin D level in the blood, the more likely a woman was to have a first hip fracture (during the following seven years).  This data clearly established the need for vitamin D adequacy in the prevention of age-associated fractures – a public health finding of the utmost importance.

Referenced Studies:
  1. ^ Vitamin D and Hip Fracture Risk  Annals of Internal Medicine  Jane A. Cauley, DrPH; Andrea Z. LaCroix, PhD; LieLing Wu, MS; Mara Horwitz, MD; Michelle E. Danielson, PhD; Doug C. Bauer, MD; Jennifer S. Lee, MD; Rebecca D. Jackson, MD; John A. Robbins, MD; Chunyuan Wu, MS; Frank Z. Stanczyk, PhD; Meryl S. LeBoff, MD; J

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