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"The Endocrine Society; Low and high vitamin D levels in older women associated with increased likelihood of frailty. " Patient Care Law Weekly 26 Dec. 2 010: Rese arch Library, P roQuest. Web. 27 Dec. 2010.
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Full Text (c)Copyright 2010, Patient Care Law Weekly via NewsRx.com 2010 DEC 26 - (NewsRx.com) -- Chevy Chase, MD-A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that lower and higher vitamin D levels were associated with an increased likelihood of frailty in older women. Women with vitamin D levels between 20.0 and 29.9 ng/ml were at the lowest risk of frailty. Vitamin D deficiency and frailty are common with aging. Dimensions of frailty, including weakness and slowness are potential outcomes of vitamin D deficiency and many experts have recommended measuring vitamin D levels in older adults and prescribing vitamin D supplementation if levels are less than 30 ng/ml to prevent adverse health outcomes. This new study however found a U-shaped relationship between vitamin D levels and frailty; older women with vitamin D levels higher than 30 ng/ml and those with levels lower than 20 ng/ml were more
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