Vitamin D and vitamin D analogues for preventing fractures associated with involutional and post-menopausal osteoporosis.
WJ Gillespie, A Avenell, DA Henry, DL O'Connell, J Robertson
Cochrane Database Syst Rev | Published : 2001
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, CINAHL, LILACS, CABNAR, BIOSIS, HEALTHSTAR, Current Contents, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Injuries Group trials register, and bibliographies of identified trials and reviews. Date of the most recent search: S..View full abstract