Alterations in calcium intake on peak bone mass in the female rat.

Abstract

This study compared the effect of a calcium deficit or surfeit on bone growth and development in the early phase of peak bone mass attainment with the late phase of peak bone mass attainment using the female Sprague-Dawley rat as a model. Groups of weanling animals were fed one of three nutritionally complete but calcium-altered diets (0.25%, 0.5%, or 1.0… (More)

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