More acidic dietary acid-base load is associated with reduced calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation in women but not in men: results from the EPIC-Norfolk cohort study

Ailsa A. Welch, Sheila A. Bingham, Jonathan Reeve, K. T. Khaw

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Dietary patterns that promote mild metabolic acidosis may have a negative effect on bone density.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1134-1341
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


  • Acid-Base Equilibrium
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bone Density
  • Calcaneus
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diet
  • Diet Surveys
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prospective Studies
  • Questionnaires
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors

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