The Role of Diet in Osteoporosis Prevention and Management

Current Osteoporosis Reports, 10/22/2012

Levis S et al. – The evidence for a role of other minerals and vitamins in skeletal health is not as strong, but recent evidence suggests that vitamins C and K might also have an effect on bone.

  • Diet, a modifiable osteoporosis risk factor, plays an important role in the acquisition and maintenance of bone mass.
  • The influence of diet on bone begins in childhood; even maternal diet can influence bone mass in the offspring.
  • A good general nutritional status and adequate dietary protein, calcium, vitamin D, fruits, and vegetables have a positive influence on bone health, while a high caloric diet and heavy alcohol consumption have been associated with lower bone mass and higher rates of fracture.

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