IOF position statement: vitamin D recommendations for older adults


This position paper of the International Osteoporosis Foundation makes recommendations for vitamin D nutrition in elderly men and women from an evidence-based perspective.

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Correspondence to B. Dawson-Hughes.

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This material is based in part upon work supported by the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, under agreement no. 58-1950-7-707. Any opinions, findings, conclusion, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the US Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the US Department of Health and Human Services.

This statement has been endorsed by the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors

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Dawson-Hughes, B., Mithal, A., Bonjour, JP. et al. IOF position statement: vitamin D recommendations for older adults. Osteoporos Int 21, 1151–1154 (2010).

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  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Requirement
  • Vitamin D