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SPECIFIC AIM The aim of this study is to determine the effects of increasing dairy intake to four servings per day on change in percent body fat in post-menarcheal adolescent girls with habitual low calcium intakes.
HYPOTHESIS Post-menarcheal adolescent girls with habitually low calcium intake who consume dairy foods providing at least 1200 mg of calcium per day will have a smaller increase in percent body fat, as measured by dual energy absorptiometry, during one year than post-menarcheal adolescent girls on a usual diet of 600 mg of calcium per day or less.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
counseling on increasing calcium intake, observation
Creighton University Medical Center, Osteoporosis Research Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:00-0400
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