Early life and current determinants of bone in South African children of mixed ancestral origin.

@article{Micklesfield2007EarlyLA,
  title={Early life and current determinants of bone in South African children of mixed ancestral origin.},
  author={Lisa K Micklesfield and Naomi Sharlene Levitt and Madelaine T Carstens and Muhammad Ali Dhansay and Shane A Norris and Estelle V. Lambert},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={647-55}
}
BACKGROUND The influence of early life factors on the bone mineral density of children has been identified, however the contribution of these determinants may vary. AIM The study investigated determinants of bone mineral content (BMC) in South African children of mixed ancestral origin. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Early life data including birth weight, maternal alcohol consumption and smoking during pregnancy were collected on 9-year-old children of mixed ancestral origin (n = 64). Grip strength… CONTINUE READING