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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with osteoporosis and low levels of vitamin D

Franco, CB; Da Paz Filho, Gilberto; Gomes, PE; Nascimento, VB; kulak, carolina A; Boguszewski, Cesar Luiz; Borba, VZC


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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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Osteoporosis International
DOI: 10.1007/s00198-009-0890-5


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