Calcium and osteoporosis.

  • Fred Bronner
  • Published 1994 in The American journal of clinical nutrition


Skeletal size and mass are genetically programmed. Optimum skeletal size can be attained if the nutrient supply, ie, calcium, is ample, but the age-dependent decrease in skeletal mass that begins in the third decade cannot be arrested by adequate calcium intake alone. The decrease in skeletal mass is primarily caused by the age-dependent decrease in gonadal… (More)


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