Age considerations in nutrient needs for bone health: Older adults

Robert P. Heaney

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Current knowledge of the relation between nutrition and bone health in the elderly is sufficient, if applied, to lead to a reduction in fractures in the aged of from 30-60%. The critical nutrients are calcium and vitamin D, and possibly phosphate as well. Additionally, nutritional measures, especially protein repletion, dramatically improve outcomes from hip fracture. Fortunately the indicated interventions have a favorable cost- benefit relationship, especially when skim milk is used as the source of the needed nutrients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American College of Nutrition
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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