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Public Health Nutr. 2009 Apr;12(4):578-80. doi: 10.1017/S1368980008003224. Epub 2008 Jul 23.

Final Declaration of the Asian Metaforum on the Role of Vitamin D and the Management of Osteoporosis.

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  • 1c/o Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Vitamin D is essential for Ca absorption, prevention of falls and fracture, and maintenance of muscle strength and balance. Lack of awareness of the importance of vitamin D in bone health is common in Asia.

OBJECTIVE:

To define key statements, objectives and actions for improving osteoporosis management and vitamin D inadequacy in Asia.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

This declaration was jointly produced by specialists at the Asia Metaforum on the Role of Vitamin D and the Management of Osteoporosis, held in September 2006 in Hong Kong, to define actions to prevent vitamin D insufficiency in Asia. Although developed specifically for Asia, some or all of these statements may be applicable to other regions of the world.

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