Study: Vitamin D levels low in most elderly hip fracture cases

08/1/2005 | Yahoo!

The vast majority of older people who sustain hip fractures have vitamin D deficiencies, according to a new study. Researchers looking at 548 hip fracture cases in people over 60 years of age found 97.8% of the patients had below-normal vitamin D levels, and in 25% of the cases, the levels of the vitamin were so low they were described as "effectively unrecordable."

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