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Vitamin D Status in Adolescent Girls (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,271
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Vitamin D Status in Adolescent Girls (Paperback): Leng Huat Foo
Vitamin D Status in Adolescent Girls (Paperback): Leng Huat Foo

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Vitamin D Status in Adolescent Girls (Paperback)

Leng Huat Foo

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Vitamin D deficiency has suggested that not only a biochemical abnormality, but is also associated with adverse effect of poor bone mineralization in growing children and adolescents. The findings of the present study clearly demonstrate that vitamin D deficiency occurs in a high proportion of adolescent girls, regardless of what 25(OH)D level is used to define vitamin D deficiency. In addition, body mass index (BMI), milk intake, participation in organized sports and total physical activity all emerged as major determinants of vitamin D status. The relationship between vitamin D status and bone mass and bone biomarkers showed that girl participants with a higher vitamin D status had significantly higher bone mass at the total body and distal and proximal forearm, and higher concentrations of IGF-I, lower concentrations of BAP and a lower urine Dpd/creatinine ratio compared to those of poor vitamin D status. Therefore, continuous participation in high physical activity, and adequate vitamin D status throughout childhood and late adolescence could help achieve maximum peak bone mass at maturity and thus reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures later in life.

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Imprint: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing
Country of origin: Germany
Release date: 2011
First published: 2011
Authors: Leng Huat Foo
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-3-8433-6997-8
Barcode: 9783843369978
Categories: Promotions
Books > Medicine > General issues
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LSN: 3-8433-6997-6

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