Effects of aluminum hydroxide on the parathyroid-vitamin D axis of postmenopausal women.

In previous studies we proposed that estrogen increases circulating calcitriol in postmenopausal women by reducing plasma phosphorus concentrations. For this model to be plausible, a reduction in plasma phosphorus must be itself be sufficient to increase circulating calcitriol in elderly women. To assess this question we studied the effects of Al(OH)3 on… CONTINUE READING