Low serum vitamin D is associated with higher cortical porosity in elderly men.

@article{Sundh2016LowSV,
  title={Low serum vitamin D is associated with higher cortical porosity in elderly men.},
  author={Daniel Sundh and D. D. Mellstr{\"o}m and {\"O}sten Ljunggren and Magnus K. Karlsson and C Ohlsson and Martin Nilsson and Anna G. Nilsson and Mattias Lorentzon},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={280 5},
  pages={
          496-508
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bone loss at peripheral sites in the elderly is mainly cortical and involves increased cortical porosity. However, an association between bone loss at these sites and 25-hydroxyvitamin D has not been reported. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, bone microstructure and areal bone mineral density (BMD) in elderly men. METHODS A population-based cohort of 444 elderly men (mean ± SD age 80.2 ± 3.5 years) was investigated. Bone… CONTINUE READING