Lifestyle behaviors affecting bone health in young hispanic and Non-Hispanic white women

Lauren Berube, Jenna Heller, Brandy Joe Milliron, Kathleen Woolf

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Abstract

Osteoporosis afflicts a large population of older women in the United States and has major impacts on morbidity and mortality. Previously, non-Hispanic white women were believed to be at greatest risk of osteoporosis, but current research suggests that Hispanic women are of similar risk.While risk increases with age and is influenced by genetics, lifestyle behaviors throughout the life cycle contribute to disease prevention. Our results found no differences in bone mineral density, dietary characteristics, or physical activity between young Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women. However, both groups failed to meet, but should engage in, recommended practices for bone health maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-35
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 28 2016

Keywords

  • Bone health
  • Hispanic
  • Lifestyle behaviors
  • Osteoporosis prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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