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Nutrition and Osteoporosis : Nutrition and Osteoporosis Vol.9 - H. H. Draper

Nutrition and Osteoporosis

Nutrition and Osteoporosis Vol.9

By: H. H. Draper (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1995
ISBN: 9780306448935
Number Of Pages: 313

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Nutrition and Osteoporosis: Seeing Through a Glass, Darkly (1 Cor. 13:12) This volume of Advances in Nutritional Research deals with the present state of knowledge relative to the role of nutrition in the etiology of osteoporosis, one of the most serious degenerative diseases in the aging population. As a back- drop for subsequent chapters on specific nutrients, Chapter 1 provides a com- prehensive account of the gain and loss of bone throughout the life cycle, with emphasis on the architectural changes in later life that predispose to osteoporotic bone fractures. Chapter 2 documents the occurrence of aging bone loss through- out human archeological history and Chapter 3 extends this documentation to all non-human vertebrate species so far examined, including primates living in the wild. It is apparent that a progressive loss of bone tissue is a normal accompaniment of aging among higher vertebrates. Whether it is a cause of bone fractures in animals, as it is in humans, is still unknown. It has also been established that there are significant differences in the frequency of osteoporotic fractures among human families, ethnic groups, national populations and diet cultures. Numerous studies have been carried out in an effort to explain these differences, and many of these deal with the possible effect of nutrition. Protracted controversies over the role of nutrition in the etiology of osteoporosis are reflected in the contents of several of the ensuing chapters.

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The Gain and Loss of Bone in the Human Life Cyclep. 1
Low Bone Mass in Past and Present Aboriginal Populationsp. 35
Bone Loss in Animalsp. 53
The Significance of Habitual Calcium Intake in the Pathogenesis of Peri- and Early Postmenopausal Bone Lossp. 73
Osteoporosis in Japan: Factors Contributing to the Low Incidence of Hip Fracturep. 89
Osteoporosis in Asiap. 101
Calcium and Osteoporosis?p. 119
Ethnic and Genetic Differences in Susceptibility to Osteoporotic Fracturesp. 129
Suboptimal Vitamin D Status: A Risk Factor for Osteoporosis?p. 151
Protein Intake and Calcium Homeostasisp. 167
The Effects of High Phosphorus Intake on Calcium Homeostasisp. 183
The Effect of Sodium on Calcium Requirementp. 209
Fluoride in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosisp. 231
Bone Mineral Content in Postmenopausal Vegetarians and Omnivoresp. 245
The Effect of Obesity on Postmenopausal Bone Loss and the Risk of Osteoporosisp. 257
Exercise and Bone Lossp. 273
The Menstrual Cycle: Effects on Bone in Menopausal Womenp. 287
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9780306448935
ISBN-10: 0306448939
Series: Advances in Nutritional Research : Book 9
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 31st January 1995
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65

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