Elevated parathyroid hormone-related peptide associated with lactation and bone density loss

@article{Sowers1996ElevatedPH,
  title={Elevated parathyroid hormone-related peptide associated with lactation and bone density loss},
  author={Maryfran R. Sowers and Bruce W. Hollis and Brahm Shapiro and John Randolph and Christine M Janney and Dan-ying Zhang and M. Anthony Schork and Mary Crutchfield and M. Russell-Aulet},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={1996},
  volume={6},
  pages={91-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the hypothesis that parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PRHrP) may be involved with bone loss and recovery as a means of providing adequate calcium and phosphate to infants. DESIGN An 18-month prospective cohort study. SETTING General community setting with recruitment occurring at birthing education classes. PARTICIPANTS Volunteer sample of 115 postpartum healthy women aged 20 to 40 years, and 0 or 1 parity prior to parturition with no intent to breast-feed or… CONTINUE READING