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Factors Affecting Bone Mass
Calcium and Vitamin D Dietary Reference Intakes
↵a Upper limit (UL) indicates level above which there is risk of adverse events. The UL is not intended as a target intake (no consistent evidence of greater benefit at intake levels above the RDA).
↵b Reflects adequate intake reference value rather than RDA. RDAs have not been established for infants.
Dietary Sources of Calcium
Data source: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Available at: www.ndb.usda.gov.
↵a Not all soy beverages are fortified to this level.
Sources of Vitamin D
↵a The activity of 40 IU of vitamin D is equivalent to 1 µg.
↵b Not all brands of orange juice, yogurt, and cheese are fortified with vitamin D.
Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D2, ergocalciferol; vitamin D3, cholecalciferol.
↵a Vitamin D3 may be more potent than vitamin D2.
Conditions Associated With Reduced Bone Mass in Children and Adolescents
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