EFFECT OF AGE ON CALCIUM ABSORPTION

J. R. Bullamore, R. Wilkinson, J. C. Gallagher, B. E.C. Nordin, D. H. Marshall

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Abstract

Calcium absorption was measured by plasma radioactivity after oral calcium isotopes in seventy-five men and one hundred and fifteen women aged 20-95 years. Absorption of calcium fell with age after about 60 years and everyone over 80 had significant malabsorption. This malabsorption of calcium in the elderly may well be due to vitamin-D deficiency, and could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of fractures in old people.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-537
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume296
Issue number7672
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 1970
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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