Body fat and cholecalciferol supplementation in elderly homebound individuals.

@article{CantoCosta2006BodyFA,
  title={Body fat and cholecalciferol supplementation in elderly homebound individuals.},
  author={Marcelo H S Canto-Costa and Ilda Shizue Kunii and Omar Magid Hauache},
  journal={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          91-8
        }
}
Vitamin D deficiency, observed mainly in the geriatric population, is responsible for loss of bone mass and increased risk of bone fractures. Currently, recommended doses of cholecalciferol are advised, but since there are few studies evaluating the factors that influence the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) following supplementation, we analyzed the relationship between the increase in serum 25(OH)D after supplementation and body fat. We studied a group of 42 homebound elderly… CONTINUE READING

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