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Calcium intake and body composition in African-American children and adolescents at risk for overweight and obesity

By September 1, 2010September 24th, 2020No Comments

LINK TO RESEARCH
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22254064/

PUBLICATION
Nutrients

AUTHORS
Frances A Tylavsky 1 ,
Patricia A Cowan,
Sarah Terrell,
Merschon Hutson,
Pedro Velasquez-Mieyer

ABSTRACT
This study examined the role of calcium intake on body composition in 186
African-American adolescents at risk for overweight and obesity. The
average weight of 89.8 kg ± 23.6 (SD) had a mean BMI z score of 2.2.
Females with a calcium intake of <314 mg/day had higher percent fat mass compared to those with the highest calcium intakes that were ≥634 mg/day. Compared to those with a low calcium intake (<365 mg/day), those with the highest calcium intake of >701 mg/day had higher intake of thiamin, folate,
cobalamin, vitamin D, phosphorus, iron, zinc.

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