The growing years and prevention of osteoporosis in later life

Connie M. Weaver
2000 Proceedings of the Nutrition Society  
Professor Connie Weaver, fax +1 765 494 0674, email weavercm@cfs.purdue.edu Ca is the major mineral in bone, and 99 % of the Ca in the body resides in the skeleton. Skeletal mass is a determinant of risk of fracture in childhood as well as adulthood. Over 40 % of adult peak bone mass is acquired during adolescence. This period is when lifestyle choices, including ensuring adequate dietary Ca, regular weight-bearing exercise and avoiding hormonal insufficiency, are especially important. Current
more » ... a intakes for adolescent females are woefully inadequate. Calcium: Peak bone mass
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