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Addressing the musculoskeletal components of fracture risk with calcium and vitamin D: a review of the evidence.

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Osteoporotic fractures are an extremely common and serious health problem in the elderly. This article presents the rationale for calcium and vitamin D supplementation in the prevention and treatment of osteoporotic fractures and reviews the literature evidence on the efficacy of this strategy. Two musculoskeletal risk factors are implicated in osteoporotic fractures in the elderly: the loss of bone mass due to secondary hyperparathyroidism and the increased propensity to falls. Calcium and v...

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10.1007/s00223-005-0009-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Journal:
Calcif Tissue Int
Volume:
78
Issue:
5
Pages:
257-270
Place of publication:
United States
Publication date:
2006-05-01
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ISSN:
0171-967X
Source identifiers:
126539
Language:
English
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pubs:126539
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uuid:2256c39f-87fe-4faf-8d1d-92c1695d76f7
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pubs:126539
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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