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Prevention of osteoporosis in cystic fibrosis

Vitamin D replacement therapy in the management of cystic fibrosis (CF) has been refuted by scientists as very few patients in a study had improved vitamin D serum blood levels. CF is a genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and reproductive organs, causing infections, diabetes, inability to digest food properly, infertility and decreased life expectancy. It affects 30,000 Americans and survival is now possible over 33 years old due to improved therapies and transplant services. Other complications of CF include osteopenia and osteoporosis from inadequate absorption of vitamin D and calcium from the diet. Researchers are now concentrating on finding optimal dosing of Vitamin D to prevent the above complications.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today

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About: Prevention of osteoporosis in cystic fibrosis

Date: 15 July 2005

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=27487

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