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Early adult osteoporosis can be prevented by an adequate dietary calcium intake during childhood
E. Cîrdeiu and Dana Teodora Anton-Păduraru
Calcium represents an esential nutrient in the homeostasis of human body, especially for obtaining a normal bone mass. It is found in 99% in the bones and teeth. Amount of the bone calcium is approximately of 450 g at the age of 9-10 years and reach to 600-700 g between 18-20 years. Currently, it is a clear relationship between bone density obtained in adolescence and the appearance of osteoporosis at young age (non-physiological), arguing that it becomes a pediatric disease.
Key words: osteoporosis, cacium, childhood