What is the effect of vitamin D deficiency in the elderly?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Mild hypovitaminosis D may not be trivial. In an elderly population with an increased PTH and osteoporosis, response to alendronate was attenuated. This attenuation was improved when vitamin D was administered. [15, 16]


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