Vitamin D and vitamin D analogues for preventing fractures associated with involutional and post-menopausal osteoporosis.
WJ Gillespie, DA Henry, DL O'Connell, J Robertson
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | Published : 2000
BACKGROUND: Due to their known effects on bone metabolism, Vitamin D and related compounds have been proposed for the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of supplementation with Vitamin D or a Vitamin D analogue in the prevention of fractures of the axial and appendicular skeleton in elderly men or women with involutional or post-menopausal osteoporosis. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOSIS, CINAHL, HealthPLAN, Dissertation Abstracts, Index to UK Theses, Current Contents, and bibliographies of identified trials and reviews. Trials were also obtained from the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Injuries Group trials register. Date of the most re..View full abstract