Table 1—

Bone biomarkers and Zn intake levels for the study cohort (n = 66)

MenWomenP
n3927
Osteocalcin (ng/ml)19.9 ± 5.516.2 ± 5.8<0.05
N-telopeptides (nmol/mmol)*31.2 ± 12.825.1 ± 10.3<0.05
Zn (mg)15.8 ± 9.014.2 ± 7.1NS
Subjects below the RDA for Zn intake per day15 (38)6 (22)NS
  • Data are means ± SD or n (%) unless otherwise indicated.

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    * Units of measurement for urine N-telopeptides are nmol bone collagen equivalents/mmol creatinine. NS, nonsignificant.