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Early nutrition linked to bone health in adolescence

This study examined participants at ages 2, 6 and 9 months, and 17 years. Researchers found that the duration of exclusive breastfeeding and the markers of bone turnover at 6 months seem to be positively related to lumbar spine bone mass at age 17 years.

Molgaard C, Larnkjaer A, Budek A et al (2011). Are early growth and nutrition related to bone health in adolescence? The Copenhagen Cohort Study of infant nutrition and growth. Am J Clin Nutr. published 17 August 2011, 10.3945/ajcn.110.001214