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Mediterranean Diet To Lower The Risk Of Hip Fracture In Women

March 31, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Nutrition & Supplement

Nowadays the risk of fracture, especially the hip fracture in older women, is constantly on the rise. Unfortunately, as many as 250,000 people older than 65 years of age are hospitalised every year for hip fractures. The good news is that having Mediterranean diet can slightly lower the risk of hip fractureand help you lead a healthy life.

Mediterranean diet stresses on consuming plant based nourishments such as fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts. It also emphasises on using healthier olive oil as a substitute for butter, herbs and spices instead of salt. It also says to restrict red meat with just a couple of times a month; indeed amazing!

As per the study published on Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine online, the women following the Mediterranean diet regimen can lower as slightly as 20% risk of hip fracture compared to those who ate regular food.

Dr. Bernhard Haring – a physician at the University of Wurzburg in Germany, had said that healthy diet precisely the Mediterranean-type diet can enhance your overall health preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer. He further stated that the Mediterranean diet is essential to strengthen the bones, thus lowering the peril of hip fracture.

He also investigated the information given by the Women’s Health Initiative study, which was long and intricate. It aimed to look at the well-being issues of postmenopausal ladies. The German experts examined approximately 90,000 healthy American women whose average age was 64. Later, after 16 years of tracking, it was found that though the Mediterranean diet could not lower the odds of fracture overall it had a slight effect on reducing the risk of hip fracture.

Usually, physicians recommend consuming calcium and Vitamin D supplements to strengthen the bones. Mediterranean diets are simple and efficient.

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