The effect of vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D status and parathyroid function in elderly subjects.

@article{Lips1988TheEO,
  title={The effect of vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D status and parathyroid function in elderly subjects.},
  author={P. Lips and A. Wiersinga and F. V. Van Ginkel and M. Jongen and J. C. Netelenbos and W. Hackeng and P. Delmas and W. van der Vijgh},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1988},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={
          644-50
        }
}
Vitamin D deficiency is common in the elderly and may lead to secondary hyperparathyroidism, cortical bone loss, and hip fractures. The effect of vitamin D supplementation for 1 yr was studied in 72 people living in a nursing home and 70 people living in an aged people's home. The subjects were randomized into 3 groups: control, and 400 or 800 IU vitamin D3/day. The initial vitamin D status of each subject was classified as deficient or borderline [serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) less than 30… Expand
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