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Falls, fractures and vitamin D: a never-ending story?

Nature Reviews Rheumatologyvolume 15pages68 (2019) | Download Citation

Vitamin D is important for skeletal metabolism and calcium homeostasis, but conflicting evidence exists as to whether vitamin D supplementation has a protective effect on musculoskeletal outcomes. Do the results of a new meta-analysis bring clarity or increase confusion?

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  1. Unit for Bone Metabolism Diseases and Diabetes and Lab of Endocrine and Metabolic Research, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy

    • Iacopo Chiodini
  2. Department of Medical Science and Community Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

    • Iacopo Chiodini
  3. Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

    • Luigi Gennari


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