Differences in calcium absorption and kinetics between black and white girls aged 5-16 years.

@article{Abrams1995DifferencesIC,
  title={Differences in calcium absorption and kinetics between black and white girls aged 5-16 years.},
  author={Steven A Abrams and Kimberly O O'Brien and Lily K Liang and Janice E. Stuff},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={829-33}
}
To assess racial differences in calcium (Ca) metabolism, we measured Ca absorption and kinetics in 89 girls (38 black and 51 white) aged 4.9-16.7 years using a dual-tracer stable isotope technique. We found significantly greater rates of fractional (0.44 +/- 0.13 vs. 0.25 +/- 0.08, p < 0.0001) and total calcium absorption (406 +/- 142 vs. 234 +/- 82 mg/day… CONTINUE READING