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Low Vitamin D Boosts Wrist Fracture Risk

by Sheela Philomena on February 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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 Low Vitamin D Boosts Wrist Fracture Risk

Among post menopausal women low levels of vitamin D ups the risk of wrist fractures, also called distal radius fractures (DRF), shows study.

Medical records of 104 post menopausal women treated for a DRF, and 107 age-matched control patients with soft tissue disease, were reviewed. Mean vitamin D levels were "significantly" lower in the DRF group of patients. Specifically, 26 percent of the DRF patients were vitamin D insufficient (having vitamin D serum levels between 20 and 32 ng/ml), and 18 percent, deficient (serum levels below 20 ng/ml), compared to 11 percent and 2 percent of patients being vitamin D insufficient and deficient, respectively, in the control group.

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Further research may determine whether vitamin D supplementation (or, maintaining adequate vitamin D levels) can help prevent distal radius fractures, or prevent future fractures in patients that experience their first distal radius fracture.

Source: Eurekalert
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