Bone mineral density and dietary patterns in older adults: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study.

@article{Tucker2002BoneMD,
  title={Bone mineral density and dietary patterns in older adults: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study.},
  author={Katherine L Tucker and Honglei Chen and Marian Hannan and L. Adrienne Cupples and Peter W. F. Wilson and David Felson and Douglas P Kiel},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={245-52}
}
BACKGROUND Several nutrients are known to affect bone mineral density (BMD). However, these nutrients occur together in foods and dietary patterns, and the overall effects of dietary choices are not well understood. OBJECTIVE We evaluated associations between dietary patterns and BMD in older adults. DESIGN Of the original Framingham Heart Study subjects, 907 aged 69-93 y completed food-frequency questionnaires as part of an osteoporosis study. We defined dietary patterns by cluster… CONTINUE READING

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