Nutrition Spotlight: More Vegetables for Healthy Bones?
Osteoporosis is considered a progressive reduction in bone density, which creates brittle and porous bones. About 28 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 80% of them are women . Persons with osteoporosis have an increased risk of fractures, particularly those at the hip and wrist.
Increasing daily intake of fruits and vegetables is an excellent way to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Research has demonstrated some benefits for bone density from a healthy diet that includes vegetables and fruits. Intake of calcium and vitamin D is important for bone density, as well as intake of magnesium and potassium.
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