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Maternal nutrition and bone health in the offspring

Abstract:

Osteoporosis is a major public health issue as well as a considerable socioeconomic burden owing to its association with fragility fractures. Bone mass (a composite of bone size and mineral density) increases through life, from conception to a peak in early adulthood. The magnitude of this peak bone mass is a major determinant of osteoporosis risk in later life. Over the last couple of decades, evidence has accrued that factors in utero and in early life may have persisting influences on late...

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10.2217/ijr.09.8

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Williams, EL More by this author
Harvey, NC More by this author
Dennison, EM More by this author
Edwards, C More by this author
Journal:
International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
133-145
Publication date:
2009
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ISSN:
1758-4272
URN:
uuid:778c1037-15b0-471c-a67e-cc14bd517f6d
Source identifiers:
127032
Local pid:
pubs:127032

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