Vitamin D Supplementation in Elderly Black Women Does Not Prevent Bone Loss: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
J Bone Miner Res
Black Americans have lower levels of serum 25(OH)D but superior bone health compared to white Americans. There is controversy over whether they should be screened for vitamin D deficiency and have higher vitamin D requirements than recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The purpose of this trial was to determine whether Vitamin D supplementation in elderly black women prevents bone loss. A total of 260 healthy black American women, 60 years of age and older were recruited to take part in a two-arm, double-dummy 3-year randomized controlled trial (RCT) of vitamin D
School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine