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Vitamin D and Osteoporosis Prevention in Elderly African American Women


We wish to determine whether vitamin D can decrease bone loss, and inhibit the decline in physical performance in elderly African American women


Winthrop University Hospital Bone Mineral Research Center, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health, is conducting this study for African American women, 70 years and older who are in good health. Eligible participants may receive study related medical examinations, bone density testing,vitamin D and calcium supplements, body fat measurement, Physical performance assessment, study related laboratory work, as well as medical follow-up. There are no investigational medications in this study-only Vitamin D and Calcium supplements.


We are looking for healthy African American women, ages 70 and older, who are willing to take part in a research study lasting 4 years

Principal Investigator

John F. Aloia, M.D.


Bone Mineral Research Center


Other Contact

Jane Greensher, R.N. 516-663-2772; 516-663-3380
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