Low Vitamin D Status Has an Adverse Influence on Bone Mass, Bone Turnover, and Muscle Strength in Chinese Adolescent Girls

L.H. Foo, Q. Zhang, G.S. Ma, X.Q. Hu, Kun Zhu, D.R. Fraser

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    Abstract

    Our goal in this cross-sectional study was to investigate the influence of low-vitamin D status on bone mass, bone turnover, and muscle strength in 301 healthy Chinese adolescent girls. Blood plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] was measured by RIA and plasma and urine biomarkers of bone turnover were measured. Bone mineral content (BMC) and density and bone area for the whole body and the distal and proximal forearm were measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. When vitamin D deficiency was defined as a serum 25(OH)D concentration of ≤50 nmol/L and severe deficiency as
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1002-1007
    JournalJournal of Nutrition
    Volume139
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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