BONE HEALTH: IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT CALCIUM
Calcium is not the only nutritional key to osteoporosis prevention, according to a report published in January 2000. The analysis looked at 62 Scottish women, aged 45 to 55 years. The volunteers underwent osteoporosis screening and completed food-frequency questionaires.
Those who reported the highest consumption of foods containing zinc, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C were the most likely to have higher bone mineral density ( as measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry), as well as less evidence of bone loss ( as measured in the blood and urine).
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition __ January 2000; 71:142-151.
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