Grow Strong Bones Study


Did you know that...

  • The adolescent years are critical in the development of strong bones.

  • 20% of height is added during the teen years. Make the most of it by ensuring you consume enough calcium and vitamin D.

  • Higher bone mass reduces the risk of fractures.

  • The protein in milk and dairy products helps build muscle; teens who choose milk instead of sugary drinks tend to be leaner.


Join our study and find out how you can empower your bones.

If you are a healthy person between the ages of 14 and 18, a non-smoker,
and do not take any medications, then we invite you to join our study.

Contact us

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Hope Weiler, PhD, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University.
THE STUDY: Teens who drink more milk and consume more calcium, vitamin D and protein from milk and dairy products develop stronger bones and muscles for a healthier future.
DURATION: 2 years. Participants need to attend 3-5 study visits.
WHERE: At the Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Centre on McGill’s Macdonald Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC.
DURING THE STUDY, YOU WILL: Receive free nutrition counselling; find out about your bone density, muscle mass, body fat, and Vitamin D and cholesterol levels;
participants will be compensated.

Improve your bone health, improve your life, help improve science