Abbreviations: BAP: Bone-specific Alkaline Phosphatase; BMI: Body Mass Index; CTX: Collagen type I cross-Linked C-telopeptide; Dpd: Deoxypyridinoline; ELISA: Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent assay; IU/l: International Unit/liter; IGFBP3: Insulin Like Growth Factor-Binding Protein 3; IRMA: Immuno Radiometric Assay; ITCP: Serum Carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen; Kcal: Kilocalorie; Kg/m2: kilogram/meter2; Ks: Kolmogrof-smirnof; mg: miligram; n mol/m mol: nano mol/mili mol; ng/ml: nanogram/mililiter; Oc: Osteocalcin; RIA: Radioimmunoassay; TALP: Total Alkaline Phosphatase; μg/L: microgram/Liter.


1School of Nutrition and Food Technology, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Endocrinology & Metabolism Research center, Tehran university of Medical science, Tehran, Iran
3Department of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

Nutrition Journal 2005, 4:30     doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-30

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