Current as of December 03, 2023
This study evaluates the effect of calcium on bone mass accretion over 7 years in a cohort of 354 young females who were in pubertal Stage II at the start of the study. The average age of study participants at entry was 11 years; at the end of the study participants were 18 years old. The study looks at skeletal development under the influence of heredity, nutrition (calcium), and physical exercise. We gave calcium to participants in one arm of this clinical trial calcium. Participants in the other arm of the trial were given a placebo. The main outcome variable is the bone mass measured a...
- Inclusion Criteria:
- Pubertal stage II
- Calcium intake below a threshold level
- Normal health
- Exclusion Criteria:
- Medications affecting calcium and bone metabolism
- Chronic diseases
- Metabolic bone disease
- Abnormality in calcium metabolism
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