Journal Article

Vitamin a Supplementation and Risk of Skeletal Fracture

in Nutrition Reviews

Volume 62, issue 2, pages 65-67
Published in print February 2004 | ISSN: 0029-6643
Published online September 2014 | e-ISSN: 1753-4887 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2004.tb00026.x
Vitamin a Supplementation and Risk of Skeletal Fracture

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Effects of toxic amounts of vitamin A include skeletal effects; from acute toxic exposure to chronic high-dose intake of vitamin A, these effects have led experts to speculate that long-term consumption of diets high in vitamin A (retinol) stimulates bone resorption and inhibits bone formation, and may contribute to osteoporosis and hip fractures

Keywords: osteoporosis; hypervitaminosis A; hip fracture

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