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Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2006
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Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2006
DOI 10.1186/1743-7075-3-14
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JA Ruffing, F Cosman, M Zion, Susan Tendy, P Garrett, R Lindsay, JW Nieves

Abstract

The determinants of bone mineral density (BMD) at multiple sites were examined in a fit college population. Subjects were 755 males (mean age = 18.7 years) entering the United States Military Academy. A questionnaire assessed exercise frequency and milk, caffeine, and alcohol consumption and tobacco use. Academy staff measured height, weight, and fitness. Calcaneal BMD was measured by peripheral dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (pDXA). Peripheral-quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) was used to measure tibial mineral content, circumference and cortical thickness. Spine and hip BMD were measured by DXA in a subset (n = 159). Mean BMD at all sites was approximately one standard deviation above young normal (p < 0.05). African Americans had significantly higher hip, spine and heel BMD and greater tibial mineral content and cortical thickness than Caucasians and Asians. In Caucasians (n = 653), weight was a significant determinant of BMD at every skeletal site. Prior exercise levels and milk intake positively related to bone density and size, while caffeine had a negative impact. There was an apparent interaction between milk and exercise in BMD at the heel, spine, hip and tibial mineral content and cortical thickness. Our data confirm the importance of race, body size, milk intake and duration of weekly exercise as determinants of BMD and bone size.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Switzerland 1 2%
Unknown 44 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 22%
Student > Bachelor 9 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 15%
Sports and Recreations 6 13%
Social Sciences 5 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 7 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 September 2013.
All research outputs
#3,008,206
of 6,381,326 outputs
Outputs from Nutrition & Metabolism
#335
of 438 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#51,746
of 103,994 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition & Metabolism
#11
of 11 outputs
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