Adaptation of calcium absorption during treatment of nutritional rickets in Nigerian children

@article{Oramasionwu2008AdaptationOC,
  title={Adaptation of calcium absorption during treatment of nutritional rickets in Nigerian children},
  author={Gloria E Oramasionwu and Thomas D Thacher and Sunday D. Pam and John M Pettifor and Steven A. Abrams},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={100},
  pages={387 - 392}
}
Nutritional rickets in Nigerian children has been effectively treated with Ca supplementation. High values of Ca absorption efficiency have been observed in untreated children, but whether Ca absorption efficiency changes during treatment with Ca is unknown. Our objective in conducting this study was to identify the effect of Ca therapy on Ca absorptive efficiency in children with primary Ca-deficient nutritional rickets. Twelve children with radiographically active rickets, 2 to 14 years of… 
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