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Nutrition and Bone Health

Format: Online resource
Publisher: Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ, United States
Published: 31st Mar 2004
ISBN-10: 1592597408
ISBN-13: 9781592597406
Barcode No: 9781592597406
This collection of authoritative articles comprehensively reviews the newest clinical findings and research discoveries regarding the role of nutrition in maintaining a healthy skeleton. Topics range from the basics of nutrition and bone biology to the health effects of dietary macronutrients, minerals, and fat-soluble vitamins. The effects of life stages, race, lifestyle, and supplements are also detailed, along with data-driven discussions of the health impact on bones of calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin D, protein intake, phytoestrogens, onions, and omega fatty acids. In addition, the authors explain bone mineral density testing, establish nutritional guidelines for bone health in all ages, and make recommendations on how to maximize and maintain bone health through nutrition, exercise, and exposure to the sun.

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