Research description

Bone metabolic diseases

Maria Sääf is responsible for clinical studies on on bone metabolic disorders, specially vitamin D deficiency. 

Research group Growth and metabolism

Selected publications

Serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in mothers of Swedish and of Somali origin who have children with and without autism.
Fernell E, Barnevik-Olsson M, Bågenholm G, Gillberg C, Gustafsson S, Sääf M
Acta Paediatr. 2010 May;99(5):743-747

Prediction of mortality in elderly patients with hip fractures: a two-year prospective study of 1,944 patients.
Söderqvist A, Ekström W, Ponzer S, Pettersson H, Cederholm T, Dalén N, et al
Gerontology 2009 ;55(5):496-504

Bone histomorphometry in male idiopathic osteoporosis.
Pernow Y, Hauge EM, Linder K, Dahl E, Sääf M
Calcif. Tissue Int. 2009 Jun;84(6):430-8

Effects of physical training on bone mineral density in fertile women with idiopathic osteoporosis.
Bergström I, Brinck J, Sääf M
Clin. Rheumatol. 2008 Aug;27(8):1035-8

The role of IGF-I and IGFBP-1 status and secondary hyperparathyroidism in relation to osteoporosis in elderly Swedish women.
Salminen H, Sääf M, Ringertz H, Strender LE
Osteoporos Int 2008 Feb;19(2):201-9