Fruits and vegetables protect against hip fractures

Eating fruits and vegetables in the middle and older age helps women to strengthen bone. That is the conclusion reached by experts in the field of healthy nutrition at Ohio University.

The results of this study show that the inclusion in the diet of women middle and older age group more fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains strengthens bones, thereby reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

Scientists have found that we are on such a diet for 6 years, women have a much greater measure of bone mineral density in comparison to those of the fair sex who placed emphasis on the less healthy food products.

The researchers emphasize that the combination of these or other foods in the diet depends on the level of inflammation in the body, which directly affects bone health and fracture threat. That is why a diet low inflammatory potential offer women additional protection against falls and hip fractures. These injuries are especially dangerous for the elderly, since they are virtually unable to recover on their own.

Increased levels of inflammatory processes, the study showed that nearly 50% increased risk of hip fractures among women under the age of 63. These are the observations of 10291 women. It was also found that a diet of fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains provide the fair sex as much as possible the opportunity to lead an active lifestyle. However, it is just slightly increased risk of fractures.