Project

The importance of vitamin D, calcium and physical activity in relation to bot metabolism: a study in Flemish children

Duration
01 October 2008 → 01 October 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
vitamin D calcium osteoporosis
 
Project description

Goals: - estimate Flemish childrens' vitamin D and calcium intake - investigate correlation between vitamin D / calcium intake and biomarkers of bone metabolism - investigate relation between (1) vitamin D / calcium intake and different biomarkers for bone metabolism and (2) bone density and bone stiffness taking physical activity into account - investigate evolution of bone metabolism and bone stiffness over 2 years.