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Synonyms for calciferol

a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets

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Parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, and the calciferols. In: Wilson JD, Foster DW, eds.
The presence of dietary factors could partly explain the discrepancy in the results: the low levels of circulating 1,25(OH)2D are found mainly in the North European population which, in contrast to the American population, rarely consumes milk containing supplementary calciferol.
The involution of tissues and organs in elderly people may also reduce the synthesis of active calciferol metabolites (16)(17)(18).
(13), who studied an elderly population carefully selected to exclude any influence other than age on calciferol metabolism, deny that there are variations in levels of this hormone which can be correlated with age.
In a sample of 120 healthy non-institutionalized subjects (age range: 21-93 years) in whom preliminary measurements of immunoreactive PTH and 1,25(OH)2D were carried out, we identified a subgroup of 66 subjects (age range: 24-88 years) chosen to exclude the presence of any pathological, behavioural or dietary factors potentially capable of interfering with the relationship between calciferol metabolism and ageing.