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Adequate calcium today: improving bone health through a targeted behavioral intervention

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Resource Type

  1. Interventional study


  1. Intervention
    School programs
  2. Additional Topic(s)
    Bone density
  3. Additional Topic(s)
    Healthy lifestyle
  4. Resource Description
    This targeted behavioral intervention is designed to improve calcium intake and bone health among Asian, Caucasian, and white Hispanic adolescents, likely reducing their risk for osteoporosis later in life. Behavioral interventions that will increase calcium intake and bone health in adolescents have not been established. Further, the influence of lactose maldigestion on calcium intakes in adolescents is not well characterized in Hispanic and Asian adolescents. Also, bone development has not been characterized in Hispanic and Asian adolescents. The results of the targeted behavioral intervention will form the basis for educational programs that will be used with youth in schools and health care settings. Objectives: To develop a calcium food frequency tool that measures intake among Asian, Caucasion and Hispanic adolescents. To identify adolescent motivators and barriers to consumption of calcium-rich foods. To identify variation in motivators, barriers and calcium intake by age, ethnicity and gender.
  5. Contact
    Novotny, Rachel, Ph.D.
  6. PI
    Novotny, Rachel, Ph.D.
  7. Topic
  8. Study Population
    200 Asian, Caucasian, and white Hispanic adolescents
  9. Website(s)
  10. Performed by
    Novotny Lab
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The eagle-i Consortium is supported by NIH Grant #5U24RR029825-02 / Copyright 2016