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March 15, 2000

Vitamin D Deficiency in Women With Hip Fracture

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(11):1425-1426. doi:10.1001/jama.283.11.1421

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.

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