Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with osteoporosis and low levels of vitamin D
We did a cross-sectional analysis of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) patients without chronic use of systemic glucocorticoids (CUG). Osteoporosis was found in 51% and bone mineral density (BMD) was correlated with severity of disease. Low levels of vitamin D were found in 94%. All COPD patients may benefit from vitamin D supplementation and screening for low BMD. Introduction: Patients with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease have low bone mineral density, caused by chronic use...[Show more]
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