Osteoporos Sarcopenia.  2016 Dec;2(4):208-213. 10.1016/j.afos.2016.08.002.

Recent nutritional trends of calcium and vitamin D in East Asia

  • 1Department of Clinical Medical Research Center, International University of Health and Welfare, Women's Medical Center of Sanno Medical Center, 8-5-35, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052, Japan.
  • 2Laboratory of Physiological Nutrition, Kagawa Nutrition University, 3-9-21, Chiyoda, Sakado, Saitama, 350-0288, Japan.
  • 3Research Institute and Practice for Involutional Diseases, 1610-1, Meisei, Misato, Azumino City, Nagano, 399-8101, Japan. ripid@bh.wakwak.com


Calcium intake may play an important role on bone health. The recent national nutritional survey in Japan revealed the gradual decrease in calcium intake to around 480 mg/day. In addition, the patients with low level of vitamin D become too large in proportion. The present perspective proposes to increase calcium intake in Asian population.


Calcium; Vitamin D; Bone; Fracture
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