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Nutrients 2010, 2(9), 950-964; doi:10.3390/nu2090950
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Calcium Intake and Body Composition in African-American Children and Adolescents at Risk for Overweight and Obesity

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Received: 27 July 2010; in revised form: 27 August 2010 / Accepted: 9 September 2010 / Published: 10 September 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Calcium)
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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.
Keywords: dietary calcium; overweight; adolescents; hypertension; dyslipidemia; glucose metabolism dietary calcium; overweight; adolescents; hypertension; dyslipidemia; glucose metabolism
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Tylavsky, F.A.; Cowan, P.A.; Terrell, S.; Hutson, M.; Velasquez-Mieyer, P. Calcium Intake and Body Composition in African-American Children and Adolescents at Risk for Overweight and Obesity. Nutrients 2010, 2, 950-964.

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Tylavsky FA, Cowan PA, Terrell S, Hutson M, Velasquez-Mieyer P. Calcium Intake and Body Composition in African-American Children and Adolescents at Risk for Overweight and Obesity. Nutrients. 2010; 2(9):950-964.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Tylavsky, Frances A.; Cowan, Patricia A.; Terrell, Sarah; Hutson, Merschon; Velasquez-Mieyer, Pedro. 2010. "Calcium Intake and Body Composition in African-American Children and Adolescents at Risk for Overweight and Obesity." Nutrients 2, no. 9: 950-964.



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