Osteoporosis

Although serum 1,25-(OH)2D levels are low in osteoporotic patients, vitamin D alone has not been shown to increase BMD (Hunter et al 2000, Wilson et al 1991). Alternatively, studies investigating vitamin D's role in the prevention of fractures associated with osteoporosis have produced some positive results. In a 2001 review on the use of minerals in the prevention of fractures associated with osteoporosis, combination treatment of calcium and vitamin D was considered to produce the greatest reductions.

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