Osteoporosis in elderly men and women: effects of dietary calcium, physical activity, and body mass index.

@article{Nguyen2000OsteoporosisIE,
  title={Osteoporosis in elderly men and women: effects of dietary calcium, physical activity, and body mass index.},
  author={Tuan V. Nguyen and Jacqueline R. Center and John A. Eisman},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={322-31}
}
Dietary calcium intake and physical activity are considered practical measures for prevention of osteoporosis. However, their associations with bone mineral density (BMD) in the elderly are not clear. The present study examined the association between osteoporosis and these two factors in relation to body mass index (BMI) in a cross-sectional, epidemiological study involving 1075 women and 690 men, aged 69 +/- 6.7 years (mean +/- SD). Dietary calcium intake (median of 580 mg/day) was inversely… CONTINUE READING