Vitamin D inadequacy among post-menopausal women: A systematic review

S. Gaugris, R. P. Heaney, S. Boonen, H. Kurth, J. D. Bentkover, Shuvayu S. Sen

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Background: Vitamin D inadequacy has been studied extensively, due to concerns about ageing populations, associations with osteoporosis and other disorders (including non-musculoskeletal), and high prevalence. Aim: To review recent reports on the prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy among post-menopausal women with and without osteoporosis and/or other musculoskeletal diseases. Design: Systematic review. Methods: We reviewed publications in the past 10 years reporting prevalence estimates for vitamin D inadequacy, reported as serum 25(OH)D values below various levels. Thirty published studies in the English language were identified, from January 1994 through April 2004. Results: In osteoporotic populations, the prevalence of 25(OH) vitamin D concentration

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-676
Number of pages10
JournalQJM - Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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