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Vitamin D therapy improved deficiency rates of middle-aged women

September 22, 2014

Supplements containing vitamin D helped women of varying race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and education levels increase their long-term levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2014 Annual Meeting.

“We studied a socially and ethnically diverse cohort of women in mid-life,” Deborah Mitchell, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, told Endocrine Today. “Over an approximately 11-year time span, the average 25-(OH)D level increased 6.5 ng/mL, which translated to a significant decline in vitamin D deficiency by the Institute of Medicine definition.” Mitchell and colleagues investigated 25-(OH)D changes and predictors of the changes in the multicenter, racially and ethnically diverse cohort involved in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN); 1,582 women had 25-(OH)D levels measured at baseline between 1998 and 2000 (at age 48 ± 3 years) and again at follow-up between 2009 and 2011 (at age 60 ± 3 years).

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