Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis

A Serono Symposia S.A. Publication

  • Peter Burckhardt
  • Bess Dawson-Hughes
  • Robert P. Heaney
Part of the Proceedings in the Serono Symposia USA Series book series (SERONOSYMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Nutrition and Development of Bone in Childhood and Adolescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Connie M. Weaver, George P. McCabe, Munro Peacock
      Pages 3-10
    3. Velimir Matkovic, Mario Skugor, Nancy Badenhop, John Landoll, Jasminka Ilich
      Pages 26-41
    4. Elizabeth J. Smart, Nigel Leslie Gilchrist, John G. Turner, Patricia Maguire, Rachel March, Edith A. Hooke et al.
      Pages 42-49
    5. Nicola Jones, Helen L. Lambert, Richard Eastell, Margo E. Barker
      Pages 50-55
    6. Carlos Mautalen, Beatriz Oliveri, Alicia Bagur, Ana Wittich, Enrique Rotemberg
      Pages 56-60
    7. Kirsti Uusi-Rasi, Harri Sievänen, Ilkka Vuori, Matti Pasanen, Ari Heinonen, Pekka Oja
      Pages 61-66
  3. Nutrition and Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Ego Seeman, John L. Hopper, Georgina Pearce, Aaron Tabensky, Michelle Bradney
      Pages 85-98
    3. Serge Ferrari, René Rizzoli, Jean-Philippe Bonjour
      Pages 99-106
    4. Nigel Leslie Gilchrist, Elizabeth J. Smart, John G. Turner, Peter M. George, Chris M. Frampton
      Pages 107-116
  4. IGF and Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Jean-Paul Thissen, Louis Underwood, Jean-Marie Ketelslegers
      Pages 119-130
    3. Clifford J. Rosen, Leah Rae Donahue, Wesley G. Beamer, Robert A. Adler, Etah S. Kurland, John P. Bilezikian
      Pages 135-140
    4. René Rizzoli, Marc-André Schürch, Thierry Chevalley, Patrick Ammann, Jean-Philippe Bonjour
      Pages 141-154
  5. Various Nutritional Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155

About this book


For the third time, specialists from all over the world met to present their most recent scientific results and to update their knowledge in the expand­ ing field of nutrition and, osteoporosis. Major nutrition-al factors, such as calcium and vitamin D, were reexamined, with special attention on the ef­ fects of calcium, given either as a supplement or in dairy products in chil­ dren and adolescents, and to vitamin D supplementation in the elderly. The RDA for calcium was questioned, and the calcium requirement was rede­ fined. Special attention was paid to proteins and their growth promoting action via IGF-l, as well as to the profound effects on calcium and bone metabolism of vegetarian diets or diets rich in acidic or alkaline foods. Although considered an environmental factor influencing the pathogenesis of osteoporosis, nutrition was discussed in relation to genetic conditions, because certain genetic conditions modifY patients' responses to nutritional deficiencies and to supplementary interventions. These proceedings report the wide spectrum of research currently being undertaken and the new perspectives this presents and emphasize the sig­ nificant and important impact of nutrition on bone health and disease.


Absorption Calcium Vitamin D bone health genetics nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Burckhardt
    • 1
  • Bess Dawson-Hughes
    • 2
  • Robert P. Heaney
    • 3
  1. 1.University Hospital, CHUVLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.USDA Nutrition Center at TuftsBostonUSA
  3. 3.The Clayton FoundationCreighton UniversityOmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7463-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2228-6