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Nutrients. 2010 Sep;2(9):950-64. doi: 10.3390/nu2090950. Epub 2010 Sep 10.

Calcium intake and body composition in African-American children and adolescents at risk for overweight and obesity.

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Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38112, USA. ftylavsk@uthsc.edu

Abstract

This study examined the role of calcium intake on body composition in 186 African-American adolescents at risk for overweight and obesity. The average weight of 89.8 kg ± 23.6 (SD) had a mean BMI z score of 2.2. Females with a calcium intake of <314 mg/day had higher percent fat mass compared to those with the highest calcium intakes that were ≥634 mg/day. Compared to those with a low calcium intake (<365 mg/day), those with the highest calcium intake of >701 mg/day had higher intake of thiamin, folate, cobalamin, vitamin D, phosphorus, iron, zinc.

KEYWORDS:

adolescents; dietary calcium; dyslipidemia; glucose metabolism ; hypertension; overweight

PMID:
22254064
PMCID:
PMC3257713
DOI:
10.3390/nu2090950
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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