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Vitamin D and the musculoskeletal health of older adults.
Aust Fam Physician. 2012 Mar; 41(3):92-9.AF

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The scientific literature related to vitamin D and bone health in older adults is extensive.

OBJECTIVE

This article aims to summarise key practice points regarding vitamin D and bone health in older adults, relevant to general practitioners, and to provide an overview of the background literature to enable GPs to appreciate the extent of the supporting evidence.

DISCUSSION

Vitamin D supplementation can prevent falls, particularly in the vitamin D deficient elderly. However, adequate vitamin D levels and dietary calcium intake are needed for effective primary fracture prevention with greatest benefits occurring in the elderly with vitamin D deficiency and/or low dietary calcium intakes. For secondary fracture prevention, ie. preventing further fractures in the elderly who have already sustained a fragility fracture, specific anti-osteoporosis treatment is necessary. However, to maximise the benefits of these medications, vitamin D deficiency should be corrected and adequate dietary calcium consumed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania. tania.winzenberg@utas.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22396920

Citation

Winzenberg, Tania, et al. "Vitamin D and the Musculoskeletal Health of Older Adults." Australian Family Physician, vol. 41, no. 3, 2012, pp. 92-9.
Winzenberg T, van der Mei I, Mason RS, et al. Vitamin D and the musculoskeletal health of older adults. Aust Fam Physician. 2012;41(3):92-9.
Winzenberg, T., van der Mei, I., Mason, R. S., Nowson, C., & Jones, G. (2012). Vitamin D and the musculoskeletal health of older adults. Australian Family Physician, 41(3), 92-9.
Winzenberg T, et al. Vitamin D and the Musculoskeletal Health of Older Adults. Aust Fam Physician. 2012;41(3):92-9. PubMed PMID: 22396920.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Vitamin D and the musculoskeletal health of older adults. AU - Winzenberg,Tania, AU - van der Mei,Ingrid, AU - Mason,Rebecca S, AU - Nowson,Caryl, AU - Jones,Graeme, PY - 2012/3/8/entrez PY - 2012/3/8/pubmed PY - 2012/9/15/medline SP - 92 EP - 9 JF - Australian family physician JO - Aust Fam Physician VL - 41 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: The scientific literature related to vitamin D and bone health in older adults is extensive. OBJECTIVE: This article aims to summarise key practice points regarding vitamin D and bone health in older adults, relevant to general practitioners, and to provide an overview of the background literature to enable GPs to appreciate the extent of the supporting evidence. DISCUSSION: Vitamin D supplementation can prevent falls, particularly in the vitamin D deficient elderly. However, adequate vitamin D levels and dietary calcium intake are needed for effective primary fracture prevention with greatest benefits occurring in the elderly with vitamin D deficiency and/or low dietary calcium intakes. For secondary fracture prevention, ie. preventing further fractures in the elderly who have already sustained a fragility fracture, specific anti-osteoporosis treatment is necessary. However, to maximise the benefits of these medications, vitamin D deficiency should be corrected and adequate dietary calcium consumed. SN - 0300-8495 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22396920/Vitamin_D_and_the_musculoskeletal_health_of_older_adults_ L2 - http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/201203/45950 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -