The decline in vitamin D status with age

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

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Abstract

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
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1980

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Baker, M. R., Peacock, M., & Nordin, B. E. C. (1980). The decline in vitamin D status with age. Age and Ageing, 9(4), 249-252. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/9.4.249