Calcium and vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis - a clinical update.

@article{Boonen2006CalciumAV,
  title={Calcium and vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis - a clinical update.},
  author={Steven Boonen and D Vanderschueren and Patrick Haentjens and P J A Lips},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={259 6},
  pages={539-52}
}
Combined calcium and vitamin D supplementation is an essential component of the management of osteoporosis, supported by a strong scientific rationale. The types of individuals who should receive calcium and vitamin D supplements are those: (i) patients with documented osteoporosis receiving antiresorptive or anabolic treatment; (ii) patients receiving glucocorticoids; and (iii) individuals with or at high risk of calcium and/or vitamin D insufficiencies, in particular older women and men. This… CONTINUE READING

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