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Osteoporosis prevention and nutrition.
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PMID:  19968914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although calcium and vitamin D have been the primary focus of nutritional prevention of osteoporosis, recent research has clarified the importance of several additional nutrients and food constituents. Further, results of calcium and vitamin D supplementation trials have been inconsistent, suggesting that reliance on this intervention may be inadequate. In addition to dairy, fruit and vegetable intake has emerged as an important modifiable protective factor for bone health. Several nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, several B vitamins, and carotenoids, have been shown to be more important than previously realized. Rather than having a negative effect on bone, protein intake appears to benefit bone status, particularly in older adults. Regular intake of cola beverages shows negative effects and moderate alcohol intake shows positive effects on bone, particularly in older women. Current research on diet and bone status supports encouragement of balanced diets with plenty of fruit and vegetables, adequate dairy and other protein foods, and limitation of foods with low nutrient density.
Katherine L Tucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current osteoporosis reports     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1544-2241     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Osteoporos Rep     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-08     Completed Date:  2010-02-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101176492     Medline TA:  Curr Osteoporos Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Density
Bone and Bones / metabolism
Dietary Supplements
Fractures, Spontaneous / etiology,  prevention & control
Nutritional Requirements
Osteoporosis / complications,  metabolism,  prevention & control*
Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
Vitamins / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
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