While the skeletal effects of nutrient deficiency are well-known, it’s important to consider how deficiency impacts the endocrine system — especially in older patients.
Three clinical scenarios illustrate the detrimental effects of vitamin D deficiency and how clinicians can advise patients on the best way to attain and maintain adequate levels.
Guidance for counseling patients on the use of one of the most common daily supplements taken in the US discuss some of the benefits of vitamin D supplementation.
Supplementing with vitamin D3 has no significant clinical impact on diabetes prevention, according to a randomized clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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It can’t be emphasized enough for patients prone to nephrolithiasis: Drink up! (Water that is.) Here’s what else doctors can do to help.