Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in seniors – A retrospective study.

Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in seniors – A retrospective study.

Publication date: Oct 01, 2023

Vitamin D deficiency is a condition with different causes. It is associated with numerous comorbidities such as autoimmune diseases, bone diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric diseases, and respiratory infections like COVID-19. Due to its high prevalence all over the world, it is a major task for health care systems worldwide. Through a combination of low sunlight exposure, insufficient nutrition, and age-related changes in skin, liver, and kidney function, especially seniors and nursing home residents, in particular, have a significantly increased risk of developing a vitamin D deficiency. This retrospective study analyzed the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]

Concepts Keywords
Cancer Geriatrics
Hydroxyvitamin Nutrition
Kidney Vitamin D deficiency
Seniors Vitamin D supplementation


Type Source Name
disease MESH vitamin D deficiency
disease MESH causes
disease MESH autoimmune diseases
disease MESH bone diseases
disease MESH cancer
disease MESH cardiovascular diseases
disease MESH neurodegenerative diseases
pathway REACTOME Neurodegenerative Diseases
disease MESH psychiatric diseases
disease MESH respiratory infections
disease MESH COVID-19
drug DRUGBANK Vitamin D

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