[The role of vitamin D deficiency in the pathogenesis of falls and fractures]

Antal Salamon, Csaba Biró, Erzsébet Toldy
Orvosi Hetilap 2013 May 12, 154 (19): 731-6
The diverse effects of vitamin D in human body became known during the last years. Vitamin D deficiency causes many problems in medical care. Important roles of vitamin D are the regulation of calcium metabolism and the effect on bone metabolism. The authors review literature data on vitamin D deficiency recognized as an important risk factor in the pathogenesis of falls and fractures and they call attention of Hungarian physicians to the importance of vitamin D substitution. Supplementation of vitamin D deficiency is particularly important in the elderly age-group.

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