A Mediterranean Diet Could Be The Secret To Better Bones, A Study Reveals

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet with Walnuts.  (PRNewsFoto/California Walnut Commission)

 

By Sally Guyoncourt in INews.

 

Eating a Mediterranean diet could reduce the effects of osteoporosis in the elderly, say scientists. It has long been known the Mediterranean diet, rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish, has health benefits for both your heart and waistline. Now a new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests it may also help with bone health for those suffering from osteoporosis, in particular a reduction of hip bone loss. UK study lead Professor Susan Fairweather-Tait, from the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Norwich Medical School, said: “This is a particularly sensitive area for osteoporosis as loss of bone in the femoral neck is often the cause of hip fracture, which is common in elderly people with osteoporosis.

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