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Osteoporosis and the role of diet

Osteoporosis, a common problem of older women in developed countries, is characterized by low bone mineral density or low bone mineral content, both measures of bone quantity. However, with osteoporosis there is also a loss of bone micro-architecture-- Author: Eaton-Evans-J Br-J-Biomed-Sci. 1994 Dec; 51(4): 358-70 #12; Spinal bone loss in postmenopausal women supplemented with calcium and trace minerals. The effects of calcium supplementation (as calcium citrate malate, 1000 mg elemental Ca/d) with and without the addition of zinc (15.0 mg/d), manganese (5.0 mg/d) and copper (2.5 mg/d) on spinal bone loss (L2-L4 vertebrae) was evaluated in healthy older Author: Strause-L; Saltman-P; Smith-KT; Bracker-M; Andon-MB J-Nutr. 1994 Jul; 124(7): 1060-4 #12; The role of trace minerals in osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a multifactorial disease with dimensions of genetics, endocrine function, exercise and nutritional considerations. Of particular considerations are calcium (Ca) status, Vitamin D, fluoride, magnesium and other trace elements.

Author: Saltman-PD; Strause-LG J-Am-Coll-Nutr. 1993 Aug; 12(4): 384-9

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