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Food for bones

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They say you are what you eat—and people suffering from osteoporosis should be filling their grocery carts with components of the Mediterranean diet. This diet, known to be partial to vegetables, fruits, nuts, olive oil and whole grains, slows bone loss, scientists have found. A study conducted at the University of East Anglia, UK, randomly selected 1,000 volunteers aged between 65 and 79 years from various European countries, and divided them into two groups; one group consumed the Mediterranean diet while the other didn’t. A bone density test after 12 months showed that the Mediterranean diet reduced the rate of bone loss in people with osteoporosis while it had no effect on participants whose bone density was normal. The findings were published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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November 2018