Long Term Cereal-Based Nutritional Supplementation Improved the Total Spine Bone Mineral Density amongst Sri Lankan Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Study

Hettiarachchi, Manjula; Lekamwasam, Sarath; Liyanage, Chandrani
June 2010
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p555
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examined the effect of the Thriposha national fortified food supplement containing calcium and vitamin D on bone mineralization among healthy preschool children aged 3-5 years, as part of the National Food Supplement Programme in Sri Lanka. The students underwent a brief physical examination before participating in the study and they also underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) twice to measure bone mineral density (BMD). The influence of calcium on bone mass acquisition in the hip and spine is explored.


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