A 49-year-old member asked:
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how does the body control the level of calcitonin?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Calcitonin: For starters please go online and look for an article or two - not a difficult one to understand - that discusses Calcitonin at a level you will understand. Any questions - give me a call.
Answered on Oct 5, 2015

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