Changes in bone mass and bone biomarkers of cynomolgus monkeys during pregnancy and lactation.


A substantial amount of calcium is transferred from the mother to the fetus and infant during pregnancy and lactation. Involvement of the skeleton in meeting this demand should be reflected in changes in bone mass and turnover. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of pregnancy, lactation, and recovery on the skeleton in 43 young (prepeak… (More)