[Relative value of plain vitamin D and of biologically active vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis].

Abstract

Vitamin D metabolism has an important role in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. Vitamin D deficiency is very common in elderly people in central Europe. This leads to secondary hyperparathyroidism and to increased bone resorption, resulting in osteoporosis. Combined with the elevated risk of falling that results from vitamin D deficiency, this increases the… (More)

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