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Long-term Calcium Supplementation Does not Affect the Iron Status of 12-14 year-old Girls

Nutrient requirements for iron and calcium are higher in adolescent girls around the time of menarche. Calcium supplementation can compromise long-term iron status, but few data are available for adolescent girls. The aim of this randomized, double- blind, placebo controlled study was to evaluate whether calcium supplementation affected iron status in 113 Dutch girls aged 12-14 years. Subjects took 500 …

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High Homocysteine Impact Osteoporotic Fractures

High homocysteine (HCY) levels are a risk factor for osteoporotic fracture. Furthermore, bone quality and strength are compromised by elevated HCY owing to its negative impact on collagen maturation. Click here to read more: Homocysteine-OsteoporoticFractures