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A call to action: Vitamin D for hip fracture (50,000 weekly for 8 weeks, then bi-weekly – Holick July 2020

A call for action: standard of care guidelines to assess vitamin D status are needed for patients with hip fracture

Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Jul 25;nqaa202. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa202.
M F Holick 1


Vitamin D can (no test needed)

  1. Prevent hip fracture
  2. Reduce the time to recover after hip fracture
  3. Reduce the risk of death after hip fracture

Falls and Fractures category contains the following

Hip fracture

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"The Endocrine Society’s practice guidelines on vitamin D recommend that an effective method for treating and preventing recurring vitamin D deficiency is to give a patient 50,000 IU vitamin D-2 or vitamin D-3 once a week for 8 wk followed by a maintenance dose of 50,000 IU vitamin D-2 or vitamin D-3 once every 2 wk thereafter "

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