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Vitamin D and osteoarthritis: disparity between observational studies and clinical trials

Antony, B ORCID: 0000-0001-8704-6084 and Ding, C ORCID: 0000-0002-9479-730X 2017 , 'Vitamin D and osteoarthritis: disparity between observational studies and clinical trials' , International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, vol. 20, no. 6 , 671–674 , doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13133.

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Vitamin D deficiency (defined as serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25-(OH)D] < 50 nmol/L) is themost common nutritional deficiency worldwide withmore than 40% of the adult population of over50 years of age being vitamin D deficient.1 Similarly,osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorderin adults around the world with nearly 3.8% of the globalpopulation affected by knee OA and 0.85% affectedby hip OA.2 Prevalence of OA in 2010 was highest inthe Asia-Pacific high-income region, followed by Oceaniaand North Africa/Middle East.2 The prevalence ofvitamin D deficiency and OA increases significantlywith age and is higher in women and in the obesepopulation.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Antony, B and Ding, C
Keywords: vitamin D
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
ISSN: 1756-1841
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/1756-185X.13133
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© 2017 Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

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