Effects of dietary improvement on bone metabolism in elderly underweight women with osteoporosis: a randomised controlled trial

@article{Hampson2003EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary improvement on bone metabolism in elderly underweight women with osteoporosis: a randomised controlled trial},
  author={Geeta N Hampson and Finbarr C. Martin and Kate Moffat and Sashie Vaja and Suki Sankaralingam and Joseph Cheung and Glen Mervyn Blake and Ignac Fogelman},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={750-756}
}
Malnutrition in elderly people contributes to osteoporosis and fracture. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of nutritional improvement on bone metabolism in elderly community-dwelling women. A 12-month randomized controlled trial of 71 ambulant women aged ≥70 years with BMI ≤21 kg/m2 and osteoporosis at the hip was undertaken. They received either calcium (1 g) and vitamin D (800 units of cholecalciferol) only (group 1: n=35) or calcium/vitamin D and one or two cartons of a… CONTINUE READING