Dietary Patterns and Pediatric Bone. Academic Article uri icon


  • PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Much of what we know about dietary patterns (DPs) and bone is derived from cross-sectional studies in adults. Given, establishing healthy bones during childhood serves as a blueprint for adult bone, it is important to better understand the role of DPs on pediatric bone. The purpose of this review is to determine if DPs influence bone strength in children. RECENT FINDINGS: The majority of studies investigating the role of DPs on pediatric bone are cross-sectional in design and examine data-derived "a posterori" DPs. Overall, the DPs characterized by high intakes of fruits and vegetables demonstrated positive effects on pediatric bone. Results from both "a posteriori" and "a priori" DPs approaches in children suggests that DPs dominated by the intake of fruits and vegetables might be beneficial for pediatric bone. Future studies may consider "a priori" DPs interventions to better understand relationship between DPs and pediatric bone.

published proceedings

  • Curr Osteoporos Rep

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Coheley, L. M., & Lewis, R. D.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Coheley, Lauren M||Lewis, Richard D

publication date

  • February 2021