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TitleNutrition and Bone Health [electronic resource] / edited by Michael F. Holick, Bess Dawson-Hughes
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2004
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Descript XVIII, 704 p. online resource


Although the human skeleton is often taken for granted, it requires calcium and other macro- and micronutrients to maximize and maintain its size and strength. Inadequate bone nutrition produces a host of medical problems across the age spectrum, including rickets, growth retardation, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and bone fractures. In Nutrition and Bone Health, a panel of internationally recognized bone and nutrition specialists comprehensively reviews the newest clinical findings and research discoveries regarding the role of nutrition in maintaining a healthy skeleton. Topics range from the basics of nutrition and bone biology to how to use bone density testing for evaluating bone health and the health effects of dietary macronutrients, minerals, and fat-soluble vitamins. The effects of life stages, race, lifestyle, and supplements are also detailed, along with data-driven discussions of the health impacts on bone of calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin D, protein intake, phytoestrogens, onions, and omega fatty acids. Each fully referenced article provides balanced coverage of both scientific and clinical aspects of bone health and offers summary conclusions highlighting its major findings. In addition, the authors establish nutritional guidelines for bone health in all ages and make recommendations on how to maximize and maintain bone health through nutrition, exercise, and exposure to the sun. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Nutrition and Bone Health not only illuminates how nutrition, exercise, environmental factors, and drugs affect bone health, but also serves as a critical guide for all healthcare professionals needing to apply this knowledge in their daily practice


I Basics of Nutrition and Bone Biology -- 1 Evolutionary Aspects of Bone Health: Development in Early Human Populations -- 2 Genetics, Nutrition, and Bone Health -- 3 Bone Physiology: Bone Cells, Modeling, and Remodeling -- 4 Interpretation of Bone Mineral Density As It Relates to Bone Health and Fracture Risk -- 5 Importance of Nutrition in Fracture Healing -- 6 Nutritional Assessment of Nutrients for Bone Health -- 7 Nutritional Assessment: Analysis of Relations Between Nutrient Factors and Bone Health -- 8 Nutrition and Oral Bone Status -- II Nutrition and Bone: Effects of Life Stages and Race -- 9 Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation -- 10 Nutritional Requirements for Fetal and Neonatal Bone Health and Development -- 11 Nutrition and Bone Health in Children and Adolescents -- 12 Calcium and Vitamin D for Bone Health in Adults -- 13 Nutrition and Bone Health in the Elderly -- 14 Nutrition and Skeletal Health in Blacks -- III Effects of Dietary Macronutrients -- 15 Food Groups and Bone Health -- 16 Vegetarianism and Bone Health in Women -- 17 Protein Intake and Bone Health -- 18 Acidโ{128}{148}Base Balance and Bone Health -- IV Minerals -- 19 Quantitative Clinical Nutrition Approaches to the Study of Calcium and Bone Metabolism -- 20 Sodium, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium -- 21 Fluoride and Bone Health -- 22 Lead Toxicity in the Skeleton and Its Role in Osteoporosis -- 23 Microminerals and Bone Health -- V Fat-Soluble Vitamins/Micronutrients -- 24 Vitamin A and Bone Health -- 25 Vitamin D -- 26 Vitamin D Utilization in Subhuman Primates: Lessons Learned at the Los Angeles Zoo -- 27 Vitamin K, Oral Anticoagulants, and Bone Health -- VI Lifestyle Effects/Supplements -- 28 Smoking, Alcohol, and Bone Health -- 29 Exercise and Bone Health -- 30 Body Weight/Composition and Weight Change: Effects on Bone Health -- 31 Attenuation of Osteoporosis by n-3 Lipids and Soy Protein -- 32 Phytoestrogens: Effects on Osteoblasts, Osteoclasts, Bone Markers and Bone Mineral Density -- VII Secondary Osteoporosis/Diseases -- 33 Eating Disorders and Their Effects on Bone Health -- 34 The Role of Nutrition for Bone Health in Cystic Fibrosis -- 35 Antiepileptic Drugs and Bone Health -- 36 Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

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