Calcium and vitamin D supplements: a bone of contention
- Vitamin D Analogs Versus Native Vitamin D in Preventing Bone Loss and Osteoporosis-Related Fractures: A Comparative Meta-analysis. Richy, F.; Schacht, E.; Bruyere, O.; Ethgen, O.; Gourlay, M.; Reginster, J.-Y. // Calcified Tissue International;Mar2005, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p176
It has been suggested that early postmenopausal women and patients treated with steroids should receive preventive therapy (calcium, vitamin D, vitamin D analogs, estrogens, or bisphosphonates) to preserve their bone mineral density (BMD) and to avoid fragility fractures. We designed the present...
- Strontium ranelate: A new treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis. Hope, Sally // Update;1/20/2005, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p36
The article presents a new treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis. In postmenopausal women there is more resorption than formation, causing net weakening of the bone structure, which leads to osteoporotic fractures. Osteoporosis is a major problem in Great Britain, with one in three women...
- vitamin D. EDELSTEIN, JULIA // Real Simple;Apr2013, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p50
The article presents questions and answers related to vitamin D such as, why so many people lack vitamin D, how much vitamin D one need, and vitamin D source from sun.
- Vitamin D and you. // Asian Pacific Post;6/30/2011, p5
The article offers tips on how to get the daily requirement for Vitamin D.
- calcitriol. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p338
An encyclopedia entry for "calcitriol," which refers to the active hormone form of vitamin D that promotes the calcium and phosphate absorption in the intestines is presented.
- Pattern of Vitamin D Status in Health and Disease. Bhuyan, Moni P. // Indian Journal of Pathology: Research & Practice;Jan-Jun2015, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p17
Background: A ten year old male child presented with altered behaviour, low intelligence quotient and skin lesions. The child also had respiratory discomfort and palpitations. On investigation, a cardiac rhabdomyoma was located and excised. The skin lesions were ash leaf macules, shagreen...
- Nature vs. Supplements: The Controversy Surrounding Vitamin D. Monti, Davorka // International Journal of Childbirth Education;Mar2005, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p8
The article explores the role vitamin D plays in our lives, especially in infancy, and the various arguments for and against vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D plays a critical role in the development, growth, and mineralization of bones during the formative years, and performs an equally...
- Vitamin D supplementation: Slow and steady. Gaby, Alan R. // Townsend Letter;Jan2009, Issue 306, p44
The article describes the case of 338 nursing home residents who were given various doses of vitamin D on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, or a placebo for four months. At the end of four months, the mean serum 25-hydroxyvitamin (OH) D concentrations was taken and it was found to have the...
- Plasma concentrations of 25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D and 1,25-Dihydroxy-Vitamin D are Related to the Phenotype of Gc (Vitamin D-Binding Protein): A Cross-sectional Study on 595 Early Postmenopausal Women. Lauridsen, A. L.; Vestergaard, P.; Hermann, A. P.; Brot, C.; Heickendorff, L.; Mosekilde, L.; Nexo, E. // Calcified Tissue International;Jul2005, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p15
The major transporter of vitamin D metabolites in the circulation is the multifunctional plasma protein Gc, also known as group-specific component, Gc globulin, vitamin Dâ€“binding protein, or DBP. There are several phenotypes of Gc, and we examined the influence of Gc phenotype and Gc...