Vitamin D Deficiency High Among Trauma Patients

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New research presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 77 percent of trauma patients had deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D.

Researchers have linked a lack of vitamin D with muscle weakness, bone fractures, and the inability of bones to fully heal. In a new study, investigators sought to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among orthopaedic trauma patients.

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2012, February 7). Vitamin D deficiency high among trauma patients. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 9, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2012/02/120207133748.htm
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