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Plant Foods Key to Bone Health

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Eating a diet high in vegetables, fruit, fish, and whole grains could boost bone health and prevent fractures in women. A recent study compared levels of inflammatory elements in the diet to bone mineral density and fractures. Over a six-year period, women who had the least-inflammatory diet lost less bone density compared to those who ate a higher inflammatory diet.

"This suggests that as women age, healthy diets are impacting their bones," said researcher Tonya Orchard, PhD.

Previous studies have determined that high levels of inflammatory markers in the blood are connected to bone loss and fractures in both men and women.

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"Anti-Inflammatory Diet Could Reduce Risk of Bone Loss in Women," Ohio State University, 1/26/17