Bone growth during puberty and the effects of exercise and calcium on bone mass accrual

Iuliano, Sandra (2001) Bone growth during puberty and the effects of exercise and calcium on bone mass accrual. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

Childhood and adolescence are time periods characterised by the rapid growth and development of the skeletal system. The timing and magnitude of skeletal development varies considerably between individuals however, environmental factors may make significant contributions to the variance in bone mass. To optimise the development of bone it is important to identify and promote factors that may have a positive effect on bone mass accrual. Two lifestyle factors that may enhance bone mass accural are calcium and exercise. The focus of this thesis was to investigate bone mass accural in children and adolescents and to determine the effect calcium and exercise have on bone mass accural.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15610
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1116 Medical Physiology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Bones, Growth, Exercise, Calcium, bone mass, puberty, bone growth, children, adolescents, skeletal system
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