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    Healthy elderly French women living at home have secondary hyperparathyroidism and high bone turnover in winter. EPIDOS Study Group.
    Chapuy MC, Schott AM, Garnero P, Hans D, Delmas PD, Meunier PJ.
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1996 Mar;81(3):1129-33.
    PMID: 8772587

    These results show that vitamin D status of a French aged population in good health and living at home depends mainly on lifestyle. Like institutionalized women, old women living at home exhibit clear evidence of senile hyperparathyroidism in the winter, secondary in part to a reduced 25OHD level and associated with biological signs of increased bone turnover. The maintenance of PTH within the normal range for healthy adults by vitamin D and calcium treatment might constitute an approach for the prevention of bone loss in the entire
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