Age considerations in nutrient needs for bone health: Older adults

Robert P. Heaney

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Abstract

Current knowledge of the relation between nutrition and bone health in the elderly is sufficient, if applied, to lead to a reduction in fractures in the aged of from 30-60%. The critical nutrients are calcium and vitamin D, and possibly phosphate as well. Additionally, nutritional measures, especially protein repletion, dramatically improve outcomes from hip fracture. Fortunately the indicated interventions have a favorable cost- benefit relationship, especially when skim milk is used as the source of the needed nutrients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American College of Nutrition
Volume15
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1996

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hip fractures
bones
Bone and Bones
Food
Fracture Fixation
repletion
Health
Hip Fractures
nutrients
skim milk
vitamin D
Vitamin D
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Milk
Phosphates
phosphates
nutrition
Calcium
calcium
Proteins

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science

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Age considerations in nutrient needs for bone health : Older adults. / Heaney, Robert P.

In: Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 15, No. 6, 12.1996, p. 575-578.

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