Journal article

Impact of whole dairy matrix on musculoskeletal health and aging-current knowledge and research gaps

NRW Geiker, C Molgaard, S Iuliano, R Rizzoli, Y Manios, LJC van Loon, J-M Lecerf, G Moschonis, J-Y Reginster, I Givens, A Astrup

Osteoporosis International | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Dairy products are included in dietary guidelines worldwide, as milk, yoghurt, and cheese are good sources of calcium and protein, vital nutrients for bones and muscle mass maintenance. Bone growth and mineralization occur during infancy and childhood, peak bone mass being attained after early adulthood. A low peak bone mass has consequences later in life, including increased risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Currently, more than 200 million people worldwide suffer from osteoporosis, with approximately 9 million fractures yearly. This poses a tremendous economic burden on health care. Between 5% and 10% of the elderly suffer from sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass and strength, further in..

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