Addendum to Osteoporosis Month Post Blog – PROTEIN IS STILL KING!!

Because muscle mass can be improved with protein, and because bone strength can improve with muscle mass, low fat, low carb diets that are high in protein can improve bone strength. See this excerpt from the April issue of Food Technology, Nutraceuticals – Managing Muscle and Bone Mass:
“Protein. According to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Calcium and Bone Metabolism Laboratory, “bone mineral density may actually benefit from high-protein diets” if “the diet also meet[s] the recommended dietary allowance of calcium and vitamin D.” USDEC cites a study that indicated that low-protein diets may decrease intestinal calcium absorption and are associated with reduced bone mass in most observational studies (Kerstetter et al., 2003). Another study published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism showed that consuming a calorie-controlled diet lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein primarily from dairy foods combined with daily exercise had a significantly positive impact on bone health in overweight individuals as well as obese young women. The researchers observed that bone health improvements were particularly evident because of the high density of bone-supporting nutrients such as vitamin D, dairy-based protein, and calcium (Rattue, 2011). USDEC also stressed the importance of consuming recommended amounts of dairy foods for bone health. Milk provides a number of nutrients important for bone development and maintenance, including calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B-12, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.”

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