Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The study by Dr LeBoff and colleagues1 further confirms the evidence that many older
people have vitamin D deficiencies and are likely to benefit by its correction.2,3 However, their data do not
prove that such deficiency is the primary, or even a major, factor in hip
fractures in the elderly.
Lesser GT. Vitamin D Deficiency in Women With Hip Fracture. JAMA. 2000;283(11):1425-1426. doi:10.1001/jama.283.11.1421