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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Letter to the Editor

Author
item Hunt, Janet

Submitted to: Journal Of The American Dietetic Association
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: This letter to the editor responds to a recent paper concerning nutrition care for patients with osteoporosis. The paper indicated that dietary protein increases urinary calcium and the risk of osteoporosis. The letter cites recent published research at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center which indicated that increasing consumption of protein from meat had dno effect on calcium retention or excretion. This and other research argu against the need to reduce protein intake for patients at risk of osteoporosis.

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