Nearly half of older women with arm fractures have low vitamin D

Nearly half of older women with arm fractures have low vitamin D
A new study has shown that 44% of postmenopausal women treated for a distal radius fracture (DRF) were either vitamin D deficient or insufficient, researchers reported here at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting. Their vitamin D levels were significantly lower than in control subjects, reported Hyun S. Gong, MD, from Seongnam, and Cheol Ho Song, from Seoul, Korea.

A new study has shown that 44% of postmenopausal women treated for a distal radius fracture (DRF) were either vitamin D deficient or insufficient, researchers reported here at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting.

Their vitamin D levels were significantly lower than in control subjects, reported Hyun S. Gong, MD, from Seongnam, and Cheol Ho Song, from Seoul, Korea.

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