Archives of Osteoporosis

, 12:101 | Cite as

A weekly 35,000 IU vitamin D supplementation improves bone turnover markers in vitamin D-deficient Saudi adolescent females: response to comments by Ribaldone et al.

  • Riad A. Sulimani
  • Ashry G. Mohammed
  • Suliman N. Alshehri
  • Assim A. Alfadda
  • Abdulaziz Al-Othman
  • Aliya A. Khan
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riad A. Sulimani
    • 1
  • Ashry G. Mohammed
    • 2
  • Suliman N. Alshehri
    • 3
  • Assim A. Alfadda
    • 4
  • Abdulaziz Al-Othman
    • 5
  • Aliya A. Khan
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, College of MedicineKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Community and Family Medicine, College of MedicineKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of School HealthMinistry of HealthRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Obesity Research Center, College of MedicineKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  5. 5.Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Applied Medical SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  6. 6.Divisions Endocrinology and GeriatricsMcMaster UniversityOakvilleCanada

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