OJPM  Vol.2 No.3 , August 2012
Management of vitamin D deficiency in young women with 1-year follow up
ABSTRACT
Vitamin D deficiency is very frequently observed among young women. This study reports the follow up of 68 women over a period of 1 year. The objective of this study was to observe doses of vitamin D can correct and preserve blood levels of vitamin D near 75 nmol/L. It was found that large amounts of vitamin D are needed to correct and then maintain vitamin D blood levels (≥530,000 units), particularly in veiled women (~720,000 units). Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels decreased as blood levels of vitamin D increased. Quality of life measured with the SF12? Health Survey questionnaire, improved when the patients’ vitamin D deficiencies were corrected. This work highlights the need for the development of guidelines to treat and correct vitamin D deficiency for the long term in young adult women.

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Perdrix, C. , Large, O. , Fauché, R. , Dupraz, C. and LeGoaziou, M. (2012) Management of vitamin D deficiency in young women with 1-year follow up. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2, 312-317. doi: 10.4236/ojpm.2012.23045.
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