Vitamin D deficiency and aging: implications for general health and osteoporosis

@article{Eriksen2004VitaminDD,
  title={Vitamin D deficiency and aging: implications for general health and osteoporosis},
  author={E. Eriksen and H. Glerup},
  journal={Biogerontology},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={73-77}
}
Vitamin D deficiency is extremely prevalent in the elderly. Most often the first symptoms are caused by myopathy with muscle pain, fatigue, muscular weakness and gait disturbances. More severe deficiency causes osteomalacia with deep bone pain, reduced mineralization of bone matrix and low energy fractures. Recent data also suggest that hypovitaminosis D increases the risk of cancer of the prostate, colon and breast. Thus, hypovitaminosis D is associated with many diseases associated with aging… Expand
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