The Role of Vitamin D in Elderly Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients


The role of vitamin D has long been discussed in many chronic diseases, and its significance in inflammatory bowel disease has recently gained attention. This article reviews vitamin D homeostasis, the involvement of vitamin D in the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease, and vitamin D deficiency as a result of inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, this article explores the possibility of age, specifically in the elderly population, as a risk factor for developing vitamin D deficiency in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.


Kagolanu D1,2,3, Levine I1,2,3, Katz S1,2,3.


Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2019 Jan;15(1):28-34.

Author Information

  1. Dr Kagolanu is a medical resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.

  2. Dr Levine is a medical resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at NYU Langone Health in New York, New York.

  3. Dr Katz is a professor in the Department of Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Health.

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