|MITCHELL, PAUL - University Of Notre Dame|
|COOPER, CYRUS - University Of Oxford|
|DAWSON-HUGHES, BESS - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University|
|GORDON, CATHERINE - Brown University|
|RIZZOLI, RENE - Geneva University Hospital|
Submitted to: Osteoporosis International
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/11/2015
Publication Date: 12/1/2015
Citation: Mitchell, P., Cooper, C., Dawson-Hughes, B., Gordon, C.M., Rizzoli, R. 2015. Life-course approach to nutrition. Osteoporosis International. 26(12):2723-2742. doi:10.1007/s00198-015-3288-6.
Technical Abstract: Nutrition has a significant influence on bone health throughout the life cycle. This narrative review summarizes current knowledge and guidance pertaining to the development and maintenance of a healthy skeleton. The primary objectives proposed for good bone health at the various stages of life are the following: Children and adolescents: achieve genetic potential for peak bone mass Adults: avoid premature bone loss and maintain a healthy skeleton Seniors: prevention and treatment of osteoporosis Findings from cohort studies, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, in addition to current dietary guidelines, are summarized with the intention of providing clear nutritional guidance for these populations and pregnant women.