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 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
on April 09, 2014
at 08:00 AM
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.
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