Seasonal variation in bone metabolism in young healthy subjects

  title={Seasonal variation in bone metabolism in young healthy subjects},
  author={D Vanderschueren and Greet Gevers and Jan Dequeker and Piet P. Geusens and Jos Nijs and Paul Devos and Michel J. De Roo and R Bouillon},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
Serum vitamin D metabolites and urinary calcium excretion; parameters of bone formation (serum alkaline phosphatase, serum osteocalcin); parameters of bone resorption (24 hour hydroxyprolinuria, 2 hour fasting urinary hydroxyproline/creatinine ratio); and parameters of cortical and trabecular bone density, parathyroid hormone (iPTH, COOH terminal assay), and serum minerals (calcium, phosphorus) were followed serially in 55 young adults (21 women and 34 men) from December 1985 until January 1987… CONTINUE READING


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