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Hip fracture risk in relation to vitamin D : quantifying the different types of evidence

Lai, Jeffrey K C

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Background: Hip fractures cause significant morbidity and mortality and are often associated with bone demineralisation. Vitamin D plays an essential role in bone mineralisation. The evidence of a benefit of vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of hip fractures is apparently conflicting. While observational studies generally show a strong association between low vitamin D status (usually measured as the serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, 25(OH)D) and increased risk of hip...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/156255
DOI: 10.25911/5d5142dfe345e

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