How much vitamin D should I take?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Clinical vignette: A 68-year-old woman consults you after a recent bone mineral density screening revealed osteopenia, total hip T score of –1.8. Further evaluation shows her only other abnormal lab value is a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level of 13 ng/ml (normal 30–80). You find no evidence of malabsorption. What vitamin D supplement regimen should you recommend to reduce her risk of fractures?

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Colón-Emeric, CS; Lyles, KW

Published Date

  • May 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1598 - 1599

PubMed ID

  • 22690399

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3336996

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-8238

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1172/jci62966


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States