Vitamin D

Elderly Adults.

Clinical Study Title:
Clinical Study Title: Calcium, vitamin D, and nutrition in elderly adults.

Plain English Summary:
Evidence exists that a well balanced diet is important to ensure that all vitamins and minerals and essential nutrients are consumed each day to maintain health. To make up for a lack of any nutrients in the diet, supplements are often suggested. Calcium is often lacking for many people in our society. It is often suggested to get this nutrient from food sources because there are often other valueable nutrients in foods rich in calcium that people need as well, such as Vitamin D. However, further research often suggests that certain populations, such as older generations, alcoholics, and those with malabsorption difficulties, are suggested to find a multivitamin to supply these missing nutrients. There is also increasing evidence that a multivitamin supplement for those individuals who are recovering from a hip fracture may ease healing, and also supply additional needed supplements that may be lacking in their current diet.
Nieves JW.
Clinical Research Center, Helen Hayes Hospital, Route 9W, West Haverstraw, NY 10993, USA.
Country of Publication
United States
Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 19(2):321-35, 2003 May.

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