Does lactose intolerance predispose to low bone density? A population-based study of perimenopausal Finnish women.

@article{Honkanen1996DoesLI,
  title={Does lactose intolerance predispose to low bone density? A population-based study of perimenopausal Finnish women.},
  author={Risto Honkanen and Pasi Pulkkinen and Ritva J{\"a}rvinen and Heikki Kr{\"o}ger and Ken A. Lindstedt and Marjo T. Tuppurainen and Matti Uusitupa},
  journal={Bone},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          23-8
        }
}
The relationship of lactase malabsorption to osteoporosis is unclear. We examined the relationship of self-reported lactose intolerance (LI) to bone mineral density (BMD) in perimenopausal Finnish women. A random population sample of 2025 women aged 48-59, who underwent spinal and femoral BMD measurement with dual X-ray absorptiometry in Kuopio, Finland during 1989-1991 formed the study population. Out of these women, 162 women reported LI. The mean dairy calcium intake was 558 mg/day in women… CONTINUE READING
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