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The Role of Vitamin D in Menopausal Medicine
Mijin Kim, Tae-Hee Kim, Hae-Hyeog Lee, Heung Yeol Kim, Min-Jung Oh
Kosin Med J. 2016;31(2):97-102.   Published online January 20, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2016.31.2.97
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Menopause is the time at which menstruation stops in women. After menopause, women are more susceptible to some diseases, especially osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Vitamin D has a protective effect against osteoporosis by facilitating the absorption of calcium and affecting parathyroid hormone. Vitamin D also affects cardiovascular function by lowering the blood pressure, which affects the renin–angiotensin system and alters the low-density lipoprotein receptor activity. This paper discusses supplemental vitamin D in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.


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