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The Effects of High Phosphorus Intake on Calcium Homeostasis

  • Mona S. Calvo
Part of the Advances in Nutritional Research book series (ANUR, volume 9)

Abstract

Osteoporosis and related bone fractures are recognized as a serious cause of morbidity and mortality, largely among elderly women. The most preventable cause of fractures is low bone mass (Riggs and Melton, 1992), which is thought to be dependent on both the current rate of bone loss and peak bone mass (i.e., the amount of bone present at skeletal maturity) (Riggs and Melton, 1986). The most cost-effective approach to reducing the risk of osteoporosis is to maximize peak bone mass by optimizing bone accretion during teen and early adult life and later to slow the rate of bone loss with increasing age (Riggs and Melton, 1986, 1992; Ott, 1990; Matkovic et al., 1990).

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Bone Mineral Content Calcium Intake Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Dietary Calcium Peak Bone Mass 
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  • Mona S. Calvo
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  1. 1.Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic Health Service, Food and Drug AdministrationUSA

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