Nutrient-Dense Tops Energy-Dense Diet in Reducing Fracture Risk

Vegetables, fruits, and grains lower the chances of low-trauma bone breaks.

The evidence continues to build showing that certain foods have a direct effect on bone health, especially in older adults and specifically in older women. Earlier this year, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study that investigated the association between dietary patterns and fractures in more than 5,000 adults over the age of 50. A research team identified two eating patterns-one labeled nutrient dense; the other, energy dense. Nutrient dense refers to a diet high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, while energy-rich diets were heavy on meats, desserts, fries, chips, and soft drinks.
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