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Although the human skeleton is often taken for granted, it requires calcium and other macro- and micronutrients to maximize and maintain its size and strength. Inadequate bone nutrition produces a host of medical problems across the age spectrum, including rickets, growth retardation, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and bone fractures. In Nutrition and Bone Health, a panel of internationally recognized bone and nutrition specialists comprehensively reviews the newest clinical findings and research discoveries regarding the role of nutrition in maintaining a healthy skeleton. Topics range from the basics of nutrition and bone biology to how to use bone density testing for evaluating bone health and the health effects of dietary macronutrients, minerals, and fat-soluble vitamins. The effects of life stages, race, lifestyle, and supplements are also detailed, along with data-driven discussions of the health impacts on bone of calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin D, protein intake, phytoestrogens, onions, and omega fatty acids. Each fully referenced article provides balanced coverage of both scientific and clinical aspects of bone health and offers summary conclusions highlighting its major findings. In addition, the authors establish nutritional guidelines for bone health in all ages and make recommendations on how to maximize and maintain bone health through nutrition, exercise, and exposure to the sun. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Nutrition and Bone Health not only illuminates how nutrition, exercise, environmental factors, and drugs affect bone health, but also serves as a critical guide for all healthcare professionals needing to apply this knowledge in their daily practice.
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"A book for every medical library." - Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

"Nutrition and Bone Health is a comprehensive book, containing 36 chapters … . Sixty-seven contributors from 10 countries participated in crafting the information in this thorough work. I particularly appreciated the chapters being divided into numbered sub-headings. This made it easy to take notes and locate material. … There is much in this sweeping work that will appeal to the nutritional gerontologist or geriatrician. … There is something in this reference for all health professionals, even policymakers." (Joseph M. Carlin, Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, May, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617374517
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Series: Nutrition and Health Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 1.44 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael F. Holick
Department of Medicine, Physiology, and Biophysics
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA

Jeri W. Nieves
Helen Hayes Hospital and
Department of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health
Institute of Human Nutrition
Columbia University
New York, NY

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Table of Contents

I. Basics of Nutrition and Bone Biology

Evolutionary Aspects of Bone Health: Development in Early Human Populations

Dorothy A. Nelson, Norman J. Sauer, and Sabrina C. Agarwal

Genetics, Nutrition, and Bone Health, Serge Ferrari. Bone Physiology: Bone Cells, Modeling, and Remodeling

Lawrence G. Raisz

Interpretation of Bone Mineral Density As It Relates to Bone Health and Fracture Risk

Leon Lenchik, Sridhar Vatti, and Thomas C. Register

Importance of Nutrition in Fracture Healing

Sanjeev Kakar and Thomas A. Einhorn

Nutritional Assessment of Nutrients for Bone Health

Edith M. C. Lau and Winny W. Y. Lau

Nutritional Assessment: Analysis of Relations Between Nutrient Factors and Bone Health

John J. B. Anderson, Boyd R. Switzer, Paul Stewart, and Michael Symons

Nutrition and Oral Bone Status

Elizabeth A. Krall

II. Nutrition and Bone: Effects of Life Stages and Race

Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation

Bonny L. Specker

Nutritional Requirements for Fetal and Neonatal Bone Health and Development

Stephanie A. Atkinson

Nutrition and Bone Health in Children and Adolescents

Velimir Matkovic, Nancy Badenhop-Stevens, Eun-Jeong Ha, Zeljka Crncevic-Orlic, and Albert Clairmont

Calcium and Vitamin D for Bone Health in Adults

Bess Dawson-Hughes

Nutrition and Bone Health in the Elderly

Clifford J. Rosen

Nutrition and Skeletal Health in Blacks

Susan S. Harris

III. Effects of Dietary Macronutrients

Food Groups and Bone Health

Susan A. New

Vegetarianism and Bone Health in Women

Susan I. Barr

Protein Intake and Bone Health

Jean-Philippe Bonjour, Patrick Ammann, Thierry Chevalley, and René Rizzoli

Acid-Base Balance and Bone Health

David A. Bushinsky

IV. Minerals

Quantitative Clinical Nutrition Approaches to the Study of Calcium and Bone Metabolism

Connie M. Weaver, Meryl Wastney, and Lisa A. Spence

Sodium, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium

Robert P. Heaney

Fluoride and Bone Health

Johann D. Ringe

Lead Toxicity in the Skeleton and Its Role in Osteoporosis

J. Edward Puzas, James Campbell, Regis J. O'Keefe, and Randy N. Rosier

Microminerals and Bone Health

Steven A. Abrams and Ian J. Griffin

V. Fat-Soluble Vitamins/Micronutrients

Vitamin A and Bone Health

Peter Burckhardt

Vitamin D

Michael F. Holick

Vitamin D Utilization in Subhuman Primates: Lessons Learned at the Los Angeles Zoo

John S. Adams, Rene F. Chun, Shaoxing Wu, Songyang Ren, Mercedes A. Gacad, and Hong Chen

Vitamin K, Oral Anticoagulants, and Bone Health

Sarah L. Booth and Anne M. Charette

VI. Lifestyle Effects/Supplements

Smoking, Alcohol, and Bone Health

Douglas P. Kiel

Exercise and Bone Health

Maria A. Fiatarone Singh

Body Weight/Composition and Weight Change: Effects on Bone Health

Sue A. Shapses and Mariana Cifuentes

Attenuation of Osteoporosis by n-3 Lipids and Soy Protein

Gabriel Fernandes

Phytoestrogens: Effects on Osteoblasts, Osteoclasts, Bone Markers and Bone Mineral Density

Lorraine A. Fitzpatrick

VII. Secondary Osteoporosis/Diseases

Eating Disorders and Their Effects on Bone Health

Madhusmita Misra and Anne Klibanski

The Role of Nutrition for Bone Health in Cystic Fibrosis

Kimberly O. O'Brien and Michael F. Holick

Antiepileptic Drugs and Bone Health

Marielle Gascon-Barré

Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

Barbara P. Lukert


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