IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference Sydney, Australia 2018 – Committee of National Societies (CNS) Roundtable Abstracts




B. Dawson-Hughes1

1Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, USA

Low calcium intake can adversely affect bone health in adults. Recognizing the presence of low calcium intake is a necessary first step in the process of optimizing intake for bone health. The IOF, in collaboration with a professional search team led by Dr. E. Balk at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA conducted a systematic review of the literature from the year 2000 on to identify the most representative national dietary calcium intake data in adults from the general population in countries around the globe. The search of over 13 electronic databases yielded 9780 abstracts. Of the current 195 countries, data were found for only 74, and survey data for three quarters of the 74 available countries were not nationally representative. Among the 74 countries with data, average national dietary calcium intake ranged from 175 to 1,233 mg per...

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