Oral Steroids Linked to Severe Vitamin D Deficiency in Nationwide US Study, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Reveals
9/30/2011 7:23:37 AM
People taking oral steroids are twice as likely as the general population to have severe vitamin D deficiency, according to a study of more than 31,000 children and adults by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their findings, in the September 28 online edition of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggest that physicians should more diligently monitor vitamin D levels in patients being treated with oral steroids.
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