Dietary Approaches For Bone Health: Lessons From The Framingham Osteoporosis Study


Current Osteoporosis Reports

Date Published

5 June 2015


Shivani Sahni, Kelsey M. Mangano, Robert R. McLean, Marian T. Hannan, Douglas P. Kiel


Osteoporosis is characterized by systemic impairment of bone mass, strength, and microarchitecture, resulting in increased risk for fragility fracture, disability, loss of independence, and even death. Dietary approaches can be an important strategy for the prevention of osteoporosis. Emerging evidence indicates that diet at the level of vitamins, minerals, food groups, and dietary patterns play an important role in skeletal health. Several studies provide evidence for inclusion of fruits and vegetables, seafood, specific dairy products, and alcohol containing beverages, in moderation, for beneficial effects on bone health.

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