Anti-Inflammatory Foods Help Prevent Bone Loss in Women
Eating healthful anti-inflammatory foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and nuts might help some women prevent bone loss. Researchers analyzed the diets of more than 10,000 women ages 50 to 79, ranking the foods they ate by how much they cause inflammation, a process that damages the body over time. Women with the more anti-inflammatory diets lost less bone over six years than did those who ate higher amounts of foods that can cause inflammation, such as fried dishes. Low-inflammation diets also seemed to reduce hip fracture risk in women between ages 50 and 63, but not in those older than that. Another explanation for that particular finding? Younger women may be more active, which preserves bones, while older women might be at greater risk for bone-damaging falls.
Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, published online Jan. 26, 2017