Why was this article written?

While we now know that bone loss progresses with age (especially in women following menopause) that link has not always been well understood. This article summarizes the knowledge base of the time, the relationship between age and bone mass, and attempts to aid in the understanding of calcium need in the aging population.

Albanese AA, et al. Effect of Age and Fractures on Bone Loss and Calcium Needs of Women 45 to 85+ years of Age. Nutr Rep Int, 1985. 31(1093-1115).PDF Manuscript: Nutr Rep Int, 1985.