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New Findings in Bone Metabolism

Abir Alwan has successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled “Vitamine D totale, vitamine D libre et paramètres osseux chez des jeunes adultes Libanais”. The dissertation was prepared under the co-tutorship agreement between the University of Balamand and the University of Rennes 2, France. It was supervised by Dr. Rawad El Hage - University of Balamand, and Professor Francoise Rannou Bekono - University of Rennes 2. 5 publications were published in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry (Impact Factor: 3.24).

Dr. El Hage, Chairperson of the Physical Education Department, declared that he is very satisfied with the results of Dr. Alwan’s research. In brief, the research showed that vitamin D was positively correlated to trabecular bone score and to composite indices of femoral neck strength, and that free vitamin D was a stronger determinant of bone mineral content and bone mineral density than vitamin D in young Lebanese adults. ​
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