Calcium, Bone Strength and Fractures

Laura AG Armas, Joan M. Lappe, Robert P. Heaney

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Abstract

Calcium is an important building block for bone. It is necessary for bone acquisition in childhood and bone maintenance in adulthood. Calcium can only be obtained from the diet, so nutrition plays a large part in bone health. This chapter focuses on calcium, but other nutritional elements such as vitamin D, phosphorus and protein are just as important for overall bone health. These nutrients' effects on skeletal health are complementary and likely additive. In nature, these nutrients are packaged and consumed together and their individual effects on bone cannot be separated from each other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOsteoporosis in Men
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages235-241
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780123746023
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

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Bone Fractures
Bone
Calcium
Bone and Bones
Health
Nutrition
Nutrients
Food
Vitamin D
Phosphorus
Maintenance
Diet
Proteins

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Armas, L. AG., Lappe, J. M., & Heaney, R. P. (2010). Calcium, Bone Strength and Fractures. In Osteoporosis in Men (pp. 235-241). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374602-3.00019-5

Calcium, Bone Strength and Fractures. / Armas, Laura AG; Lappe, Joan M.; Heaney, Robert P.

Osteoporosis in Men. Elsevier Inc., 2010. p. 235-241.

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Armas, LAG, Lappe, JM & Heaney, RP 2010, Calcium, Bone Strength and Fractures. in Osteoporosis in Men. Elsevier Inc., pp. 235-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374602-3.00019-5
Armas LAG, Lappe JM, Heaney RP. Calcium, Bone Strength and Fractures. In Osteoporosis in Men. Elsevier Inc. 2010. p. 235-241 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374602-3.00019-5
Armas, Laura AG ; Lappe, Joan M. ; Heaney, Robert P. / Calcium, Bone Strength and Fractures. Osteoporosis in Men. Elsevier Inc., 2010. pp. 235-241
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