Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 17th, 1999
Because osteoporosis is due to reduced bone mass, women who have attained optimal peak bone mass may have fewer osteoporotic problems. To determine if increased calcium intake in childhood and adolescence affects the attainment of peak bone mass and current measures of bone mineral density, Dorothy Teegarden, of Purdue University, and associates, analyzed early-life milk intake in 224 women aged 18 to 31 years ("Previous Milk Consumption is Associated with Greater Bone Density...
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