[Bone and Nutrition. Bone and phosphorus intake]

Clin Calcium. 2015 Jul;25(7):967-72.
[Article in Japanese]


Phosphorus is necessary for bone mineralization. Although adequate phosphorus intake is essential for skeletal mineralization, it is reported that excessive phosphorus intake can induce deleterious effect on bone. Recently, since the Japanese diet has been westernized, phosphorus intake by the meat and dairy products has increased. Furthermore, along with the development of processed foods, excessive intake of inorganic phosphorus from food additives has become a problem. An adverse effect on parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion from high phosphorus intake was seen only when calcium intake was inadequate. Dietary calcium to phosphorus ratio can be considered as one of the indicators that can predict the health of the bone.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Calcification, Physiologic
  • Calcium, Dietary / administration & dosage
  • Dairy Products / adverse effects
  • Dairy Products / analysis
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Female
  • Food Additives / chemistry
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meat Products / adverse effects
  • Meat Products / analysis
  • Parathyroid Hormone / metabolism
  • Phosphorus, Dietary / administration & dosage*
  • Phosphorus, Dietary / adverse effects
  • Phosphorus, Dietary / isolation & purification
  • Recommended Dietary Allowances*


  • Calcium, Dietary
  • Food Additives
  • Parathyroid Hormone
  • Phosphorus, Dietary