Calcium and phosphorus metabolism in osteomalacia. 3. The effects of varying levels and ratio of intake of calcium to phosphorus on their serum levels, paths of excretion and balances

Liu, S.H.; Hannon, R.R.; Chou, S.K.; Chen, K.C.; Chu, H.L.; Wang, S.H.

Chinese Journal of Physiology 9: 101-118


In two cases of healing osteomalacia, serum Ca showed a slight tendency to vary directly with Ca intake, while serum inorganic P fluctuated widely under dietary influence. A high Ca: P intake ratio was invariably associated with low serum P and vice versa. Faecal Ca varied directly with Ca intake, and faecal P, while parallel with P intake, tended to increase with increased Ca intake.