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The association between maternal diet during pregnancy and bone mass of the children at age 16

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Yin, J and Dwyer, T and Riley, M and Cochrane, J and Jones, G, The association between maternal diet during pregnancy and bone mass of the children at age 16, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 64, (2) pp. 131-137. ISSN 0954-3007 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1038/ejcn.2009.117

Abstract

Background/Objectives: Fetal life may be a critical period for the development and/or programming of metabolic systems, including the skeleton. However, it is unclear on the association between maternal nutrition during pregnancy and bone mass in their offspring at adolescence. Subjects/Methods: This was a birth cohort study of 216 adolescents (16.2±0.4 years). Dietary intake was measured by food frequency questionnaire. Bone densitometry was measured at the femoral neck, lumbar spine and total body by DXA. Results: After adjustment for confounders, bone mineral density (BMD) of the femoral neck was positively associated with magnesium density and negatively associated with fat density (all P-values o0.05). BMD of the lumbar spine was positively associated with calcium, magnesium and phosphorus density and negatively associated with fat density (all P-values o0.05). Maternal milk intake was significantly positively associated with lumbar spine BMD. After considering all significant nutrients in the same model, fat density remained significant negatively for the femoral neck and lumbar spine, whereas magnesium density remained significant positively for the femoral neck. No nutrient was significant for the total body. Conclusions: Maternal intake of milk, fat and magnesium during the third trimester of pregnancy is predictive of BMD at age 16, suggesting that in utero diet influences peak bone mass possibly through programming bone responses.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:maternal nutrition; bone mineral density; adolescent; prospective study; pregnancy
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Epidemiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
Author:Yin, J (Dr Jing Yin)
Author:Cochrane, J (Mrs Jennifer Cochrane)
Author:Jones, G (Professor Graeme Jones)
ID Code:59007
Year Published:2010 (online first 2009)
Web of Science® Times Cited:29
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2009-11-12
Last Modified:2017-05-25
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