November 2008 Issue
Bones Benefit From Fruits and Veggies
Vitamin C-rich foods may help prevent bone loss in older men. Thatís what Boston researchers with the Framingham Osteoporosis Study found when they looked at dietary intakes of vitamin C and compared them to bone density in 213 men over four years. Nonsmokers with the highest intakes of vitamin C had higher bone mass and less bone loss than those with the lowest intakes of C. And getting the vitamin from foods like fruits and vegetables was especially protective. In addition, men with low intakes of either calcium or vitamin E were the most likely to see bone benefits from a high C intake.
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