Author(s): Davies JH, Evans BA, Gregory JW
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Abstract Although 80\% of the variance in bone mass is determined genetically, there are many other factors which influence the accumulation of bone in early life and affect future risks of osteoporosis. This review considers the genetic, fetal, and environmental influences on bone mass acquisition in healthy children, and highlights important areas where paediatricians may have a role by counselling children and their families to adopt a healthy lifestyle which promotes bone health.
This article was published in Arch Dis Child
and referenced in Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity