Improving protein and vitamin D status of obese patients participating in physical rehabilitation.
Rehabil Nurs. 2013 May-Jun;38(3):115-9. doi: 10.1002/rnj.100.
College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA. jbear7777 at gmail.com
PURPOSE: Sarcopenia and vitamin D deficiency increase risk of disability outcomes associated with a million hip and knee replacements annually.
The purpose of the present study was to identify protein and vitamin D inadequacy in arthroplasty patients, and observe the effect of supplementation on metabolic markers on protein and vitamin D status.
METHODS: One hundred and eighty obese arthroplasty patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation, positive for protein and vitamin D insufficiency, received supplemental protein and vitamin D.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Following supplementation, normalization of protein and vitamin D status was achieved.
Nutrient supplementation during physical rehabilitation provided an efficient and effective means to reverse nutrient deficiency in an obese, orthopedic population.
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Inpatient physical rehabilitation is an opportune environment for nurses to provide education and intervention of nutrient supplementation, which may lessen consequences of sarcopenic obesity and related frailty disorders.
© 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, PMID: 23658126
PDF is attached at the bottom of this page - unfortunately they used D2, not D3
See also VitaminDWiki
- Overview Vitamin D3 not D2
- How often might 50,000 IU vitamin D be taken - results of clinical trials
- Overview Obesity and Vitamin D
- 4,000 IU vitamin D did not change 25OHD to Vitamin D Binding Protein ratio for obese – RCT April 2013
- 7000 IU vitamin D was not enough to reduce obese tissue – Jan 2013
- 5700 IU vitamin D improved various growth factors in overweight people – Oct 2012
- Obese need 2X as much vitamin D to get the same response – June 2012