oa South African Medical Journal - Metabolic bone disease in the elderly - biochemical studies in three different racial groups living in South Africa

Volume 49, Issue 24
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In an attempt to detect biochemical evidence of metabolic bone disease in the aged, we measured plasma parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentrations, in addition to plasma calcium, phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase and creatinine levels, in elderly White, Black and Indian women.

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