Osteoporosis: The early years

Connie M. Weaver, Kathleen M.Hill Gallant

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Periods of skeletal growth, especially during adolescence, are critical to acquiring maximal peak bone mass to reduce risk of osteoporosis later in life. Linear growth exceeds bone consolidation, creating a vulnerable period of low bone density that increases risk of fracture. Following dietary recommendations for dairy products or equivalent sources of calcium is prudent for meeting bone nutrient requirements. Vitamin D status of most adolescents is adequate for calcium utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780128029282
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Adolescence
  • Bone acquisition
  • Calcium
  • Milk
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peak bone mass
  • Puberty
  • Vitamin D


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