Vitamin D and Aging

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Abstract

Age-related changes affect vitamin D metabolism and increase the requirement for vitamin D in the elderly. Also there is an age related decrease in calcium absorption and a higher calcium intake is needed. Increasing calcium from dietary sources may be better than supplements, and requires increasing the intake of dairy products or other and calcium-fortified foods. Evidence suggests that vitamin D and calcium nutrition can be improved in the elderly by increasing the vitamin D intake to 800 IU daily together with a total calcium intake of 1000 mg daily. This combination is a simple, inexpensive strategy that can reduce fractures in institutionalized individuals by 30%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-332
Number of pages14
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

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  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Vitamin D and Aging. / Gallagher, John Christopher G.

In: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, Vol. 42, No. 2, 06.2013, p. 319-332.

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