Periods of skeletal growth, especially during adolescence, are critical to acquiring maximal peak bone mass to reduce risk of osteoporosis later in life. Linear growth exceeds bone consolidation, creating a vulnerable period of low bone density that increases risk of fracture. Following dietary recommendations for dairy products or equivalent sources of calcium is prudent for meeting bone nutrient requirements. Vitamin D status of most adolescents is adequate for calcium utilization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
- Bone acquisition
- Peak bone mass
- Vitamin D