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

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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


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


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.