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Vitamin D deficiency is common in frail institutionalised older people in northern Sydney

Philip N Sambrook, Ian D Cameron, Robert G Cumming, Stephen R Lord, Jennifer M Schwarz, Angelika Trube and Lynnette M March
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (11): 560.
Published online: 3 June 2002

To the Editor: Although treatment with vitamin D has been shown to reduce hip fracture risk in elderly institutionalised people,1 there has been a perception that vitamin D deficiency is generally uncommon in countries with high sunlight exposure such as Australia.

  • Philip N Sambrook
  • Ian D Cameron
  • Robert G Cumming
  • Stephen R Lord
  • Jennifer M Schwarz
  • Angelika Trube
  • Lynnette M March


Correspondence: sambrook@med.usyd.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

This study was funded by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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