Interactions of probiotics and prebiotics with minerals

Corrie Whisner, Connie M. Weaver

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3 Scopus citations


Osteoporosis is a major public health concern for men and women over the age of 50, characterized by structural deterioration and low bone mass (NOF 2011) leading to hip and spine fractures, as well as loss of function, independence, and increased risk of death with mortality rates between 20-24% one year after fracture (Leibson et al. 2002). This debilitating disease is highly influenced by genetic and environmental factors with diet as an especially important modifiable lifestyle factor that helps maximize and prolong skeletal health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProbiotics and Prebiotics in Food, Nutrition and Health
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781466586246
ISBN (Print)9781466586239
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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