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felixchu88 wrote:May I ask what is the difference between rickets and osteoporosis?
As both of them are caused by deficiency of Vitamin D.
Actually no... Vitamin D deficiency in adults causes osteomalacia...
Rickets = Lack of vitamin D in childhood
Oesteomalacia = Lack of vitamin D in adulthood
Osteoporosis = Due to decreased levels of oestrogen in post menopausal women...
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