Weight gain in childhood and bone mass in female college students

@article{Saito2004WeightGI,
  title={Weight gain in childhood and bone mass in female college students},
  author={Toshiko Saito and Kazutoshi Nakamura and Yoko Okuda and Mitsue Nashimoto and Noriaki Yamamoto and Masaharu Yamamoto},
  journal={Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={69-75}
}
The attainment of maximal peak bone mass early on in life is one of the most important strategies for the prevention of osteoporosis in women. The aim of this study was to clarify the correlation between gains in body size in all growth phases in childhood and adult bone mass in women. The subjects were 86 female first-year university students, aged 18–21 years. We measured the subjects’ bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine and the left hip, including… CONTINUE READING