Low levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D are associated with elevated parathyroid hormone in healthy adolescent females

@article{Harkness2004LowLO,
  title={Low levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D are associated with elevated parathyroid hormone in healthy adolescent females},
  author={Laura Harkness and Barbara A. Cromer},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={109-113}
}
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D)] and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in adolescent females residing in a northern climate. Concern regarding vitamin D status in this population is due to limited sunlight exposure in northern latitudes, decreased outdoor recreational activities, as well as decreased conversion in black girls from increased skin pigmentation. In this cross-sectional analysis, serum samples were assayed for 25(OH)D using… CONTINUE READING

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