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Revista Médica de Risaralda

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ROLDAN SANCHEZ, Cindy; OROZCO SANTOS, Paola; ZULUAGAMONSALVE, Adriana María  and  LUCAS AGUIRRE, Juan Carlos. Evaluation of the relationship between the habit and frequency of consumption of milk and calcium this level in urine of college students of the city of Armenia. Revista médica Risaralda [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.1, pp.30-33. ISSN 0122-0667.

This research assessed the lifestyles of university students, in this case the relationship between the habit and frequency of consumption of dairy products and calcium levels in the urine of young people between 18 and 25 years of the city of Armenia. an exploratory descriptive study, in which 98 young people to apply them as a valuable tool where information was obtained about their lifestyles, consumption of dairy products was performed and performed a calcium scan occasional urine. The results showed that the entire studypopulation consume dairy products, men prefer to consume more milk with 60% women 51%. No correlation between dairy intake and the amount of calcium in the urine was found since the values given very close to zero (-0.0288035 to 0.12558183). No correlation between consumption, frequency and type of dairy product consumed evidenced vs. amount of calcium found in urine and altered levels of calcium in urine that would give rise to the condition of hypercalciuria or hypocalciuria, so you need to search and correlate other sources of calcium to avoid the aforementioned conditions.

Keywords : Hypercalciuria; Hypocalciuria; Vitamin D; Osteoporosis; BMD.

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