Nutritional Determinants of Bone Health: A Survey of Australian Defence Force (ADF) Trainees
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA)
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Poor bone health is becoming increasingly common, and therefore is of concern for the ADF. Personnel at risk include those with habitually low dietary calcium intakes, or other dietary issues related to bone health. Dietary intakes of female cadets in training and male recruits upon entry to training were surveyed to determine whether individuals were at increased risk of poorer bone health. Approximately one third of respondents reported calcium intakes below the recommended levels, due to under-consumption of dairy foods. Female respondents were generally worse than their male couterparts. The majority of respondents reported at least two or more dietary risk factors that could negatively affect bone health.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition
- Inorganic Chemistry