In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose" Bailey Mosier examines a study that reveals that most elderly women don't get enough Vitamin D in their daily lives.
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.
Researchers in Austria recently found that Vitamin D deficiency is common among women in nursing homes and is associated with an increased risk of death.
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers studied 1,000 female nursing home residents whose average age was 84 and found that 93 percent had lower-than-recommended vitamin D levels. And of those women with Vitamin D deficiencies, 30 percent died after an average follow-up time of 27 months.
Researchers fear the vast majority of all elderly women are Vitamin D deficient and say there now exists now an urgent need to improve vitamin D status in older institutionalized patients.
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