The necessity and safety of calcium and vitamin D in the elderly.

  title={The necessity and safety of calcium and vitamin D in the elderly.},
  author={Risto Honkanen and Esko M. Alhava and Markku Parviainen and S. Talasniemi and R M{\"o}nkk{\"o}nen},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={38 8},
The necessity and safety of an oral calcium (Ca) and vitamin D regimen was evaluated in a population of 66 independently living and 73 institutionalized elderly women over an 11-week winter period. The members of both groups were randomly assigned into trial and control groups. Serum Ca, creatinine, and calcidiol levels were measured before and after the trial. The regimen consisted of 1.558 g of Ca and 45 micrograms (equal to 1,800 IU) of vitamin D administered daily in addition to the normal… CONTINUE READING

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