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


Antony, B and Ding, C, Vitamin D and osteoarthritis: disparity between observational studies and clinical trials, International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 20, (6) pp. 671-674. ISSN 1756-1841 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2017 Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1111/1756-185X.13133


Vitamin D deficiency (defined as serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25-(OH)D] < 50 nmol/L) is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide with more than 40% of the adult population of over 50 years of age being vitamin D deficient. Similarly, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in adults around the world with nearly 3.8% of the global population affected by knee OA and 0.85% affected by hip OA. Prevalence of OA in 2010 was highest in the Asia-Pacific high-income region, followed by Oceania and North Africa/Middle East. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and OA increases significantly with age and is higher in women and in the obese population.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:vitamin D
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Antony, B (Dr Benny Eathakkattu Antony)
UTAS Author:Ding, C (Professor Chang-Hai Ding)
ID Code:121404
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1122596)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2017-09-27
Last Modified:2018-12-13

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