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Factors influencing calcium deficit in children and adolescents
Calciu, the most abundant mineral in the body, is a real nutriment. Its homeostasis involvesthe parathyroid hormone, serum vitamin D level, calcium sensing receptos and vitamin D receptors. The authors present data on calcium and vitamin D intake in infants, children and adolescents, as well as nutritional factors leading to fecal and urinary calcium loss: excess fat, salt, oxalate, phytate, meat, cocoa, coffee. The genetic factor, represented by vitamin D receptors in bone, influences the number of polymorphisms and phenotypic polymorphism 70-80% of the individual bone density, even if dietary intake of calcium is adequate.
Key words: calcium deficiency, involoved factors, child