Hong Kong Med J 1995;1:38-42 | Number 1,March 1995
Determinants of peak bone mass in Chinese and Caucasian populations
SC Ho, PC Leung
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Lek Yuen Health Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
As lifestyle and environmental factors may affect the formation of peak bone mass by as much as 20%, it is important to delineate the most effective factors and time of life, to help target health education and intervention measures. This paper aims to present existing available data on factors influencing the formation of peak bone mass in Chinese women. The discussion is written from the perspective of scientific evidence obtained from studies in Caucasian populations.
Key words: Peak bone mass; Determinants; Calcium intake; Physical activity
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