Is protein intake associated with bone mineral density in young women?

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The American journal of clinical nutrition, Volume 91, Issue 5, p.1311-6 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Absorptiometry, Photon, Adolescent, Adult, Animals, Body Mass Index, Bone Density, Center-Authored Paper, Continental Population Groups, Cross-Sectional Studies, diet, Dietary Proteins, Energy Intake, Ethnic Groups, Exercise, Female, Food Habits, Fractures, Bone, Humans, Meat, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Smoking, Young Adult

Abstract:

The range of protein intakes for optimizing bone health among premenopausal women is unclear. Protein is a major constituent of bone, but acidic amino acids may promote bone resorption.