Project

The influence of lifestyle on the evolution of bone health in Flemish children

Duration
01 October 2010 → 29 February 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
lifestyle children bone
 
Project description

The aim is to study the influence of lifestyle on the evolution of bone health in Flemish children, 2 to 12 years old. These children are followed during four years and examined three times (2008, 2010, 2012), using a calcaneal quantitative ultrasound measurement, a peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and questionnaires.