Calcium requirements of lactating Gambian mothers:effects of a calcium supplement on breast-milk calcium concentration, maternal bone mineral content, and urinary calcium excretion

Prentice, A, Jarjou, L M, Cole, T J, Stirling, D M, Dibba, B and Fairweather-Tait, S (1995) Calcium requirements of lactating Gambian mothers:effects of a calcium supplement on breast-milk calcium concentration, maternal bone mineral content, and urinary calcium excretion. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 62 (1). pp. 58-67. ISSN 0002-9165

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Abstract

The calcium requirement for prolonged lactation was investigated in a randomized supplementation study of Gambian mothers consuming a low-calcium diet (7.1 mmol/d, or 283 mg/d). Sixty women were studied from 10 d to 78 wk of lactation, receiving calcium or placebo for the first 12 mo. The supplement increased average calcium intake by 17.9 mmol/d (714 mg/d). Supplementation had no effect on breast-milk calcium concentration or on maternal bone mineral content. Urinary calcium output was higher in supplemented than in unsupplemented mothers by 1.18 mmol/d (47 mg/d), P

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent,adult,animals,bone density,calcium,calcium, dietary,double-blind method,female,food, fortified,gambia,humans,lactation,longitudinal studies,milk,nutritional requirements
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2014 13:30
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 12:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49217
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