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Nutrition and Bone Health

Part of the book series: Nutrition and Health (NH)

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Table of contents (36 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Basics of Nutrition and Bone Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Evolutionary Aspects of Bone Health

      • Dorothy A. Nelson, Norman J. Sauer, Sabrina C. Agarwal
      Pages 3-18
    3. Genetics, Nutrition, and Bone Health

      • Serge Ferrari
      Pages 19-41
    4. Bone Physiology

      • Lawrence G. Raisz
      Pages 43-62
    5. Interpretation of Bone Mineral Density As It Relates to Bone Health and Fracture Risk

      • Leon Lenchik, Sridhar Vatti, Thomas C. Register
      Pages 63-84
    6. Importance of Nutrition in Fracture Healing

      • Sanjeev Kakar, Thomas A. Einhorn
      Pages 85-103
    7. Nutritional Assessment of Nutrients for Bone Health

      • Edith M. C. Lau, Winny W. Y. Lau
      Pages 105-111
    8. Nutritional Assessment

      • John J. B. Anderson, Boyd R. Switzer, Paul Stewart, Michael Symons
      Pages 113-128
    9. Nutrition and Oral Bone Status

      • Elizabeth A. Krall
      Pages 129-135
  3. Nutrition and Bone: Effects of Life Stages and Race

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137
    2. Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation

      • Bonny L. Specker
      Pages 139-156
    3. Nutrition and Bone Health in Children and Adolescents

      • Velimir Matkovic, Nancy Badenhop-Stevens, Eun-Jeong Ha, Zeljka Crncevic-Orlic, Albert Clairmont
      Pages 173-195
    4. Calcium and Vitamin D for Bone Health in Adults

      • Bess Dawson-Hughes
      Pages 197-210
    5. Nutrition and Bone Health in the Elderly

      • Clifford J. Rosen
      Pages 211-226
    6. Nutrition and Skeletal Health in Blacks

      • Susan S. Harris
      Pages 227-232
  4. Effects of Dietary Macronutrients

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233
    2. Food Groups and Bone Health

      • Susan A. New
      Pages 235-248
    3. Vegetarianism and Bone Health in Women

      • Susan I. Barr
      Pages 249-259

About this book

Although the human skeleton is often taken for granted, it requires calcium and other macro- and micronutrients to maximize and maintain its size and strength. Inadequate bone nutrition produces a host of medical problems across the age spectrum, including rickets, growth retardation, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and bone fractures. In Nutrition and Bone Health, a panel of internationally recognized bone and nutrition specialists 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 how to use bone density testing for evaluating bone health and 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 impacts on bone of calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin D, protein intake, phytoestrogens, onions, and omega fatty acids. Each fully referenced article provides balanced coverage of both scientific and clinical aspects of bone health and offers summary conclusions highlighting its major findings. In addition, the authors 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.
Authoritative and cutting-edge, Nutrition and Bone Health not only illuminates how nutrition, exercise, environmental factors, and drugs affect bone health, but also serves as a critical guide for all healthcare professionals needing to apply this knowledge in their daily practice.


  • Calcium
  • Fluor
  • Nutrition
  • Phosphor
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
  • bone health
  • genetics
  • megnesium
  • metabolism
  • physiology


From the reviews:

"A book for every medical library." - Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

"Nutrition and Bone Health is a comprehensive book, containing 36 chapters … . Sixty-seven contributors from 10 countries participated in crafting the information in this thorough work. I particularly appreciated the chapters being divided into numbered sub-headings. This made it easy to take notes and locate material. … There is much in this sweeping work that will appeal to the nutritional gerontologist or geriatrician. … There is something in this reference for all health professionals, even policymakers." (Joseph M. Carlin, Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, May, 2006)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Medicine, Dermatology, Physiology, and Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, USA

    Michael F. Holick

  • Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, USA

    Bess Dawson-Hughes

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 249.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-59259-740-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout