Vitamin D supplementation and bone mass accrual in underprivileged adolescent Indian girls.

@article{Khadilkar2010VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D supplementation and bone mass accrual in underprivileged adolescent Indian girls.},
  author={Anuradha Vaman Khadilkar and M. G. Sayyad and Neha J Sanwalka and Dhanshari R Bhandari and Sadanand S. Naik and Vaman V. Khadilkar and Mohamed Z Mughal},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          465-72
        }
}
Vitamin D deficiency is common among children and adolescents in India, in spite of abundant sunshine. We conducted a pilot; double blind randomised controlled trial to investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on bone mineral content in underprivileged adolescent girls, in Pune, India. Fifty post-menarcheal girls aged 14 to 15 years were randomised to receive 300,000 IU (7.5 mg) of ergocalciferol or placebo orally, 4 times/year. All participants received 250 mg elemental calcium… CONTINUE READING