The decline in vitamin D status with age

M. R. Baker, M. Peacock, B. E.C. Nordin

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A cross-sectional study of plasma 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25OHD) concentrations in healthy women in the age range 20-96 years is reported. Mean values decline with increasing age while abnormally low levels of plasma 25OHD are more common in the elderly. The decline in vitamin D status with age is probably the result of lack of sunlight exposure associated with social factors and physical immobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalAge and Ageing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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