This work was funded by Indiana Value Added.
Bioavailability of Calcium from Tofu as Compared with Milk in Premenopausal Women
Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 67, Issue 8, pages 3144–3147, October 2002
How to Cite
Weaver, C.M., Heaney, R.P., Connor, L., Martin, B.R., Smith, D.L. and Nielsen, S. (2002), Bioavailability of Calcium from Tofu as Compared with Milk in Premenopausal Women. Journal of Food Science, 67: 3144–3147. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.2002.tb08873.x
- Issue online: 20 JUL 2006
- Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2006
- MS 20010604 Submitted 10/29/01, Revised 5/24/02, Accepted 5/31/02, Received 6/5/02
- calcium bioavailability;
ABSTRACT: Using a cross-over design, two studies were conducted to measure calcium absorption from calcium-set tofu compared to milk in healthy, premenopausal women. In “study 1,” calcium absorption from tofu set with CaCl2 was determined in Caucasian women by fecal recovery of the stable isotope, 44Ca. In “study 2,” calcium absorption was determined in Asian women from tofu set with CaSO4 by appearance of 45Ca in serum after 5 h. Analysis of the studies, both separately and pooled, showed that calcium absorption was similar between calcium-set tofu and milk. Calcium-set tofu is a concentrated source of bioavailable calcium.