Early nutrition appears to be positively linked to bone health in adolescence
In a study in Denmark - the Copenhagen Cohort Study - the association of early nutrition and early growth with later bone mass in adolescence was investigated
Breastfeeding and bone health, Caroline 2004
A recent study has shown that lactation is associated with greater bone mineral density during young adulthood. The authors conclude that breastfeeding may be protective to the bone health of adolescent mothers.
Breastfeeding & bone density, Paton 2003
Researchers in Australia investigating the possible deleterious long-term effects of pregnancy and lactation on bone mineral density have found that women who breast-fed have higher adjusted total-body bone mineral content.
Breastfeeding & bone density, Polatti 1999
Among 308 women who breastfed fully for 6 months, bone mineral density decreased during this time, but had increased by 18 months to a level higher than baseline.
Breastfeeding & bone density, Kalkwarf 1995, 1999
This study tested the hypothesis that bone mineral content (BMC) and density (BMD) are lost during breastfeeding and regained within 6 months after weaning.
Breastfeeding & bone density, Sowers 1995
This study looked at whether pregnancy after an extended period of breastfeeding curtails the recovery of maternal bone mineral density.
Breastfeeding & hip fractures, Cumming 1993
Breastfeeding & bone density, Sowers 1993
This study set out to test the a priori hypotheses that significant bone loss occurs in lactation of greater than 5 months' duration and that bone mass returns to baseline levels when breastfeeding ceases
Breastfeeding & bone density, Melton 1993
This study looked at the influence of reproductive factors on bone mass at six skeletal sites in an age-stratified random sample of white women residing in Rochester, Minnesota.
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