Osteomalacia Is a Metabolic Bone Disease Characterized by Inadequate Mineralization

Question 15
Multiple Choice

Osteomalacia is a metabolic bone disease characterized by inadequate mineralization of bone, which leads to a reduced absorption of calcium and phosphorus. This malabsorptive condition is due to a deficiency of ______________ that can be treated by __________________. A)calcium; nutritional diet and mineral supplements B)vitamin D; dietary supplements and exposure to sunlight C)phosphorus; nutraceuticals and exposure to therapeutic radiation D)soy protein; weight-bearing exercise and sunlight