Early Initiation of Smoking and Alcohol Drinking as a Predictor of Lower Forearm Bone Mineral Density in Late Adolescence: A Cohort Study in Girls

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BACKGROUND Adolescence is a critical stage for bone accrual. It is also decisive for the establishment of behaviors such as smoking and alcohol drinking. OBJECTIVE To quantify the short- and long-term associations between smoking and drinking initiation and bone mineral density in adolescent girls. METHODS We used prospective data from 731 girls… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046940

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@inproceedings{Lucas2012EarlyIO, title={Early Initiation of Smoking and Alcohol Drinking as a Predictor of Lower Forearm Bone Mineral Density in Late Adolescence: A Cohort Study in Girls}, author={Raquel Lucas and S{\'i}lvia Fraga and E M Cipulo Ramos and Henrique Barros}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }