Hiligsmann M; Neuprez A; Buckinx F; Locquet M; Reginster J. - - Arch Osteoporos 2017; 12 (1): 57.

A scoping review of the public health impact of vitamin D-fortified dairy products for fracture prevention

Dairy products are rich in nutrients that positively influence bone health and hence fracture risk, and have therefore been recommended and used for fracture prevention. To help decision makers to efficiently allocate scare resources, it is further important to assess the public health and economic impact of any health intervention. In recent years, several studies have been conducted to estimate the public health and/or economic impact of dairy products but no overview is currently available. This article aims therefore to summarize evidence and review articles that estimated the public health and/or economic impact of vitamin D-fortified dairy products for fracture prevention.

Keywords: Cost-effectiveness Dairy products Fractures Nutrition Osteoporosis Public health