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Calcium Absorption Efficiency as an Indicator for Vitamin D Sufficiency

Summary

If you are a healthy postmenopausal woman between 50 and 70 years of age,the Bone Mineral Research Center of Winthrop-University Hospital wants you! Low bone density is an important condition that affects millions of women after menopause. We invite you to participate in a research study of ways that vitamin Dand calcium work together to keep your bones strong..

Description

Vitamin D and calcium are important nutrients for building strong bones. Calcium is necessary for making bone while vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium. this study will help to determine the amount of vitamin D necessary to absorb calcium most efficiently.This study will last approximately 10 weeks and you will have to come in for a total of 3 visits.

Inclusion/exclusion

Post-menopausal woman between the age of 50 and 70 who do not have osteoporosis or take medication for osteoporosis

Principal Investigator

John F. Aloia,M.D.

Department

Bone Mineral Research Center

Email

VitDresearch@winthrop.org

Other Contact

516 663-3380
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