A diet high in protein, dairy, and calcium attenuates bone loss over twelve months of weight loss and maintenance relative to a conventional high-carbohydrate diet in adults.

@article{Thorpe2008ADH,
  title={A diet high in protein, dairy, and calcium attenuates bone loss over twelve months of weight loss and maintenance relative to a conventional high-carbohydrate diet in adults.},
  author={Matthew P. Thorpe and Edward H Jacobson and Donald K Layman and Xuming He and Penny M Kris-Etherton and Ellen M. Evans},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={138 6},
  pages={
          1096-100
        }
}
Weight loss causes bone mineral loss. Higher protein diets continue to be criticized for further potential harmful bone effects, including elevated urinary calcium, but may promote bone health if protein sources include dairy. Overweight middle-aged subjects (n = 130, 59 males) were randomized to a diet providing 1.4 g.kg(-1).d(-1) protein and 3 daily servings of dairy (PRO) or 0.8 g.kg(-1).d(-1) protein and 2 daily servings of dairy (CARB) for 4 mo of weight loss plus 8 mo of weight… CONTINUE READING
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