The Special Role of ``Hormonal'' Forms of Vitamin D in the Treatment of Osteoporosis

  title={The Special Role of ``Hormonal'' Forms of Vitamin D in the Treatment of Osteoporosis},
  author={Borje E. Christopher Nordin and Allan G. Need and Howard A. Morris and Michael Horowitz},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
The successful use of the vitamin D metabolites 1-alphahydroxy and 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D in the correction of calcium malabsorption in postmenopausal osteoporosis and the equally successful use of vitamin D itself in the prevention of bone loss and fractures in older women have tended to confuse these two treatment modalities in some sections of the scientific community. This paper will clarify this confusion by showing that the indications for treatment with vitamin D (or its 25-hydroxy… CONTINUE READING
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