Accession Number : ADA522273


Title :   The Consequences of Modern Military Deployment on Calcium Status and Bone Health


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA


Personal Author(s) : McCarthy, Mary S ; Loan, Lori A ; Azuero, Andres ; Hobbs, Curtis


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a522273.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : We conducted a study to help better define the links between diet, environment, and bone health in soldiers in the desert conditions that most experience in current combat environments. The study had 3 specific aims: (1) to determine the feasibility of quantifying sweat calcium loss in soldiers in a desert climate under conditions of intense physical training; (2) to examine the effect of calcium loss on short-term bone health using biochemical markers of bone formation and resorption, and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to assess bone mineral quality; and (3) to describe the potential effects of self-reported exercise and dietary habits on bone health in soldiers.


Descriptors :   *BONES , *PERSPIRATION , *CALCIUM , *DEPLOYMENT , DIET , DESERTS , LOSSES , ARMY PERSONNEL , REPRINTS , HEALTH


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE