Bone mineralization in childhood and adolescence.

  title={Bone mineralization in childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Laura Keyes Bachrach},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={5 4},
Prevention of osteoporosis depends on establishing adequate peak bone mass in the first two decades of life. Achievement of this goal requires an understanding of factors that promote skeletal health. Genetic factors are important determinants of adult bone mass, but nonheritable variables, including body mass, calcium nutriture, sex steroids, and activity can strongly influence whether maximal bone mineral is achieved. Acquisition of bone mineral continues throughout childhood and adolescence… CONTINUE READING


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