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50,000 IU vitamin D 1-3 times per week helped obese patients in rehab. – May 2013

Improving protein and vitamin D status of obese patients participating in physical rehabilitation.

Baer JT.
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.

© 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, PMID: 23658126

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