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Osteoporosis and animal protein

Commented on April 09, 2014
Created April 09, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Is it true that animal protein is one of the major reasons for osteoporosis? If yes what can be done for this? Only limiting the animal protein is the option ?

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on April 09, 2014
at 03:11 PM

+1 Methinks we have ourselves a veg(etari)an troll.

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on April 09, 2014
at 11:51 AM

Too bad this was accepted as the "best" answer, because copy-paste spam you'd get from the 6 o'clock news. There are a number of other studies out there that show that animal protein PROTECTS against osteoporosis. Pretty sure you're just elaborate SEO. Removing your suspect link.

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on April 09, 2014
at 09:41 AM

I found this question odd. It seemed to try to falsely hint that a Paleo diet would set you up for weak bones, which you then promptly upvoted.

You suggested OP invest in Bread, Pasta, Whole Grains, Low fat milk, Lean proteins, and Cereal, and were promptly upvoted back with that as the accepted answer, using an article for postmenopausal women. (Is OP a postmenopausal woman? As far as I can tell, they're using a fake stock photo of a young woman as their icon.)

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on April 09, 2014
at 08:57 AM

In one study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers followed more than 1,000 women. The research taken for seven years, women consuming 4 times animal protein as vegetable protein were more vulnerable to fractures at hip and bone loss as compared to women consuming equal of the 2 protein types.

But another study “Prospective study of dietary protein intake and risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women"by Ronald G Munger, James R Cerhan, and Brian C-H Chiu Am J Clin Nutr” just goes opposite.

The following study found that women who consumed the most animal protein (+43%) had only one-fifth risk of hip fractures. I have attached the copy for reference. You can review it and decide onto the all the factors related to osteoporosis and animal protein.

Causes of Osteoporosis

1.Low estrogen in Females due to missing menstrual periods and low testosterone levels in men.

2.Low Vitamin D and Calcium in the diet makes more prone for bone loss

3.Cigarettes are one of the reasons for weak bones, lungs and heart.

4.Alcohol leads to broken bones and bone loss.

5.Long time bed rest and no exercise causes weak bones

6.One of the eating disorder called Anorexia nervosa causes osteoporosis

Diet suggested for osteoporosis:

Best nutritional bet to maintain the health of your bones is to get the recommended 1,000 to 1,200 mg of calcium daily from milk or another calcium-rich source and to eat a balanced, varied diet. For older adults 6 oz of cereals, breads, rice, and pasta [at least half of which should be made from whole grains]; 2.5 cups of vegetables; 1.5 cups of fruit; 3 cups of low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt, or other milk products; and 5 oz of fish or lean meat or poultry.

am j clin nutr-1999-munger-147-52.pdf

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 09, 2014
at 11:51 AM

Too bad this was accepted as the "best" answer, because copy-paste spam you'd get from the 6 o'clock news. There are a number of other studies out there that show that animal protein PROTECTS against osteoporosis. Pretty sure you're just elaborate SEO. Removing your suspect link.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on April 09, 2014
at 09:41 AM

I found this question odd. It seemed to try to falsely hint that a Paleo diet would set you up for weak bones, which you then promptly upvoted.

You suggested OP invest in Bread, Pasta, Whole Grains, Low fat milk, Lean proteins, and Cereal, and were promptly upvoted back with that as the accepted answer, using an article for postmenopausal women. (Is OP a postmenopausal woman? As far as I can tell, they're using a fake stock photo of a young woman as their icon.)

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on April 09, 2014
at 08:00 AM

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/87/5/1567S.full

Despite a widely held belief that high-protein diets (especially diets high in animal protein) result in bone resorption and increased urinary calcium, higher protein diets are actually associated with greater bone mass and fewer fractures when calcium intake is adequate.

Perhaps more concern should be focused on increasing the intake of alkalinizing fruits and vegetables rather than reducing protein sources.

Nice stock photo for a User Profile image, haha.

http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/Healthy_Living_g284-Professional_Female_Fitness_Instructor_p54355.html

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on April 09, 2014
at 03:11 PM

+1 Methinks we have ourselves a veg(etari)an troll.

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