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Vitamin D deficiency in patients with intellectual disabilities: prevalence, risk factors and management strategies.

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BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disabilities have a high risk of osteoporosis and fractures, which could partly be as a result of vitamin D deficiency. AIMS: To compare the serum vitamin D (25(OH)D) levels of 155 patients with intellectual disabilities under psychiatric care and 192 controls, investigate potential risk factors for vitamin D deficiency in people with intellectual disabilities and assess available treatments. METHOD: Cross-sectional observational study followed by treatmen...

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10.1192/bjp.bp.113.143511

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Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
205
Issue:
6
Pages:
458-464
Publication date:
2014-12-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:a4253c7b-1456-4d75-a933-69c565a88213
Source identifiers:
485351
Local pid:
pubs:485351
Language:
English

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