An important component of bones, teeth, DNA, and RNA
Phosphorus and calcium are interrelated because hormones, such as vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH), regulate the metabolism of both minerals.
Groups at Risk of Phosphorus Inadequacy:
•People with genetic phosphate regulation disorders
•Patients with severe malnutrition
• Chronic kidney disease Cardiovascular disease
-controls the amount of calcium in the body and urine