Vitamin D3 decreases parathyroid hormone in HIV-infected youth being treated with tenofovir: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial

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  • Background. The study goal was to determine the effect of vitamin D (VITD) supplementation on tubular reabsorption of phosphate (TRP), parathyroid hormone (PTH), bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), and C-telopeptide (CTX) in youth infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) receiving and not receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). Methods. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter trial enrolled HIV-infected youth 18-25 years based on stable treatment with cART containing TDF (n = 118) or no TDF (noTDF; n = 85), and randomized within those groups to vitamin D3, 50 000 IU (n = 102) or placebo (n = 101), administered at 0, 4, and 8 weeks. Outcomes included change in TRP, PTH, BAP, and CTX from baseline to week 12 by TDF/noTDF; and VITD/placebo.Results.At baseline, VITD and placebo groups were similar except those on TDF had lower TRP and higher PTH and CTX. At week 12, 95% in the VITD group had sufficient serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD; ≥20 ng/mL), increased from 48% at baseline, without change in placebo (P <. 001). PTH decreased in the TDF group receiving VITD (P =. 031) but not in the noTDF group receiving VITD, or either placebo group. The decrease in PTH with VITD in those on TDF occurred with insufficient and sufficient baseline 25-OHD (mean PTH change,-7.9 and-6.2 pg/mL; P =. 031 and. 053, respectively). Conclusions. In youth on TDF, vitamin D3 supplementation decreased PTH, regardless of baseline 25-OHD concentration. Clinical Trials Registration. NCT00490412. © 2011 The Author.
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  • Havens PL; Stephensen CB; Hazra R; Flynn PM; Wilson CM; Rutledge B; Bethel J; Pan CG; Woodhouse LR; Van Loan MD
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  • 54
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