Dairy and vitamin D supplements protect against bone loss

Researchers from Harvard affiliated Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research and University of Massachusetts Lowell have discovered that specific dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, and cheese are associated with higher bone mineral density in the spine and are protective against bone loss in the hip -- but only among older adults who take Vitamin D supplements.

The study, titled "Dairy intake is protective against bone loss in older vitamin D supplement users: the Framingham Study" was published today in The Journal of Nutrition.

Researchers have found that vitamin D stimulates calcium absorption, which is beneficial for building bones and preventing bone loss overtime. These findings could lead to better care for the estimated 10 million Americans over 50 years of age diagnosed with osteoporosis -- a disease characterized by low bone mass and progressive deterioration of bone tissue. For those affected, osteoporosis can lead to increased risk of fracture, loss of physical function, decreased quality of life, and even death.

According to Lead Author Shivani Sahni, Ph.D. of Hebrew SeniorLife, "This study is significant because in addition to milk intake, it also examined the association of other dairy foods such as yogurt, cheese and cream with bone mineral density and bone loss over time. Furthermore, this study clarified that the association of dairy foods with bone density is dependent on adequate vitamin D intake. However, additional studies are needed to confirm these findings using serum vitamin D concentrations."

Study participants hailed from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study, an off-shoot of the Framingham Heart Study.

Most Read

★Face Scrubs and Face Packs

★Smoking and sight loss warning

★Popular weight loss strategies

★Teenagers use social media posts to appear attractive to friends

★Cooking in aluminium pans may be dangerous for your health

★This is how many calories your tea and coffee habit is adding to your diet EVERY DAY

★Try these 4 simple yoga asanas to gain weight

★10 Healthy Twists on Classic Diner Dishes

★The Benefits of Yoga Beyond Flexibility

★Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate

★Breakthrough drug restores more than 90% of lost hair in most patients

★Weight-lifting and protein shakes rich in growth hormones may make you bald

★Top Natural Body Care Tips for Women

★Scientists found effective dandruff treatment

★Daily consumption of tea protects the elderly from cognitive decline

★5 Effective Baba Ramdev Yoga Asanas To Increase Height

★Cancer warning over skin bleaching treatment

★Healthiest Foods For Women

★Everyday Medications You Should Never Take When You Exercise

★Could laser hair removal give you CANCER?

★The Best Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss

★8 Best Foods to Eat for Weight Loss

★The Key to Healthy Aging

★The tangy taste of Banaras

★Aerobic training can help reverse ageing

★Why most people use emotional words to persuade others

★Just ten minutes of play a day can help children reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes later in life

★Natural Ways to Remove Blackheads on Face and Nose

★Why You Need to Start Combining Avocados and Peaches

★5 Hot Yoga Poses For Rapid Weight Loss

★Plum goodness for your hair!

★A platter full of seafood

★Top 3 Core Exercises While Pregnant

★Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

★10 Benefits Of Climbing Stairs ? An Underdog In The World Of Fitness

★Education can boost men?s chances of online dating

★What dangers are hidden in your pillow?

★How to Set Weight-Loss Goals You Can Actually Achieve

★How you should wash your face?

★4 Totally avoidable gym mistakes

★WHO says strawberries may not be so safe for you

★15 Powerful Asanas of Yoga to Reduce Belly Fat

★Ideal exercises to keep your heart healthy

★How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

★Exercise can help boost memory through bone hormone: Study

★9 Food Habits To Keep Eating To Lose Weight

★Stop Lusting For a Radiant Skin Possess it with the Help of Super Foods

★10 Ways To Use Sesame Oil For Beautiful Skin

★5 surprising beauty benefits of amla

★Research reveals surprising health benefits of chewing your food

©2019-2020 All rights reserved. shapesnfitness.com