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The effect of milk supplementation on bone mineral density in postmenopausal Chinese women in Malaysia

Overview of attention for article published in Osteoporosis International, October 2003
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Title
The effect of milk supplementation on bone mineral density in postmenopausal Chinese women in Malaysia
Published in
Osteoporosis International, October 2003
DOI 10.1007/s00198-003-1448-6
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Authors

W. S. S. Chee, A. R. Suriah, S. P. Chan, Y. Zaitun, Y. M. Chan

Abstract

Dietary studies often report low calcium intake amongst post-menopausal Malaysian women and calcium deficiency has been implicated as part of the etiology of age-related bone loss leading to osteoporosis. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of high calcium skimmed milk (Anlene Gold, New Zealand Milk, Wellington, New Zealand) to reduce bone loss in Chinese postmenopausal women. Two hundred subjects aged 55-65 years and who were more than 5 years postmenopausal were randomized to a milk group and control group. The milk group consumed 50 g of high calcium skimmed milk powder daily, which contained 1200 mg calcium (taken as two glasses of milk a day). The control group continued with their usual diet. Using repeated measures ANCOVA, the milk supplement was found to significantly reduce the percentage of bone loss at the total body compared to the control group at 24 months (control -1.04%, milk -0.13%; P<0.001). At the lumbar spine, the percentage of bone loss in the control group was significantly higher (-0.90%) when compared to the milk (-0.13%) supplemented group at 24 months (P<0.05). Similarly, milk supplementation reduced the percentage of bone loss at the femoral neck (control -1.21%, milk 0.51%) (P<0.01) and total hip (control -2.17%, milk -0.50%) (P<0.01). The supplemented group did not experience any significant weight gain over the 24 months. The serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D level improved significantly (P<0.01) from 69.1 +/- 16.1 nmol/l at baseline to 86.4 +/- 22.0 nmol/l at 24 months in the milk group. In conclusion, ingestion of high calcium skimmed milk was effective in reducing the rate of bone loss at clinically important lumbar spine and hip sites in postmenopausal Chinese women in Malaysia. Supplementing with milk had additional benefits of improving the serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D status of the subjects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 117 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 22%
Student > Master 22 18%
Researcher 19 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 10%
Other 10 8%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 15 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 6%
Other 16 13%
Unknown 19 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 14 July 2020.
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#5,846,896
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Outputs from Osteoporosis International
#985
of 3,596 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,296
of 51,497 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Osteoporosis International
#4
of 12 outputs
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