[Vitamin D and bone health: is there a need to review supplementation in osteoporosis risk population?]

Med Clin (Barc). 2005 Dec 3;125(20):788-93. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7753(05)72191-6.
[Article in Spanish]


Vitamin D is an essential hormone for achieving an optimal bone physiology. There is no universal consensus nowadays on the definition of hypovitaminosis D and cut-off values have been refined in the last years. The aim of this review is to analyze vitamin D deficiency among osteoporosis risk populations, including elderly and postmenopausal women, in Spain and other countries. We also review vitamin D supplementation: current clinical guidelines, last clinical studies, safety, and prescription schemes.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone and Bones / metabolism
  • Dietary Supplements*
  • Fractures, Bone / epidemiology
  • Fractures, Bone / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis / epidemiology
  • Osteoporosis / prevention & control*
  • Risk
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / epidemiology
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / prevention & control
  • Vitamin D* / administration & dosage


  • Vitamin D