Prevention of Osteoporosis in Children and Adolescents

Authored by: Heidi J. Kalkwarf

Lifestyle Medicine

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138708846
eBook ISBN: 9781315201108
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315201108-81

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Abstract

Bone accrual during growth and the development of peak bone mass establish the foundation for lifelong bone health. Approximately 39% of peak bone mass is achieved within four years surrounding peak height velocity providing an ideal opportunity to maximize peak bone mass development.

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