The role of food

This new report was written for World Osteoporosis Day 2006 by Prof. Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD on behalf of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors.

The report examines the important role of healthy nutrition in building bone (in youth) and in maintaining bone health in adulthood. Nutritional factors related to bone health - including how calcium and vitamin D effect bone density and fracture risk - are reviewed. The report also lists special considerations for the elderly and outlines the role of micronutrients, proteins, and fruits and vegetables in bone health. Negative dietary factors and special issues related to nutrition and specific diseases are also discussed.

 Bone Appetit Download the pdf (24 pages)