Effect of a calcium and exercise intervention on the bone mineral status of 16-18-y-old adolescent girls.

@article{Stear2003EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a calcium and exercise intervention on the bone mineral status of 16-18-y-old adolescent girls.},
  author={Samantha J Stear and Ann Prentice and Sarah C. Jones and Tim James Cole},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={985-92}
}
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis may be prevented or delayed by maximizing peak bone mass through diet modification and physical activity during adolescence. OBJECTIVE We studied whether increases in calcium intake and physical activity effectively increase the bone mineral status of adolescent girls aged 16-18 y. DESIGN We conducted a 15.5-mo study of calcium supplementation (1000 mg Ca/d as carbonate) in 144 adolescent girls aged 17.3 +/- 0.3 y ( +/- SD). The subjects were randomly allocated to an… CONTINUE READING