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Nutr Rev. 2004 Jun;62(6 Pt 1):256-60.

Early milk intake, later bone health: results from using the milk history questionnaire.

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College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5C9, Canada.


Milk intake is considered an important determinant of peak bone mass; consequently, its intake early in life may decrease risk of osteoporotic fractures later. Using the milk history questionnaire, many investigators have conducted retrospective cross-sectional studies and have determined a positive effect of milk intake in childhood and adolescence on bone mineral density in adult white women. By contrast, a recent study indicates that early milk intake has no beneficial effect on bone mineral density in black women. The milk history questionnaire can assist in determining diet-bone relationships in various groups.

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