Assessment of osteoporosis using the FRAX method and the importance of vitamin D levels in COPD patients

Background The aim of this paper was to evaluate the availability of FRAX for assessing osteoporosis risk, and to demonstrate the importance of vitamin D levels in COPD patients. Methods Fourty-six males who fulfilled the COPD diagnostic criteria defined by GOLD were included. Age, race, BMI, physical activity frequency, smoking and dietary habits, age at… CONTINUE READING