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St. Francisville Back Pain Sufferers May Benefit from Fiber to Improve Nutrient Absorption

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Ever heard that? Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville supposes that there is a little truth in that for all of us - and especially our St. Francisville spines - as we age. When we are young, our bodies need8 our attention more than we gave. Our young bones and spines and bodies require good nutrition so that our older bones and spine and bodies are healthy when we want to live our lives less painfully and more fully. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville reveals what St. Francisville chiropractic patients can do now to address bone mineral density (BMD) issues, regardless of their current age.

BMD AND OSTEOPOROSIS: BUILD BMD WHILE YOUNG

Elevating peak bone mass early in life may drop osteoporosis risk later in life. A recent study wrote that Vitamin D and calcium in females positively affected bone mineral density into young adulthood. Intakes of phosphorous and the calcium:phosphorous ratio at adolescence for females negatively influenced BMD in young adulthood. Calcium intake in adolescent males strongly negatively affected BMD in the lumbar spine at young adulthood. Other influential factors were body weight at adolescence and young adulthood which positively affected BMD. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville can’t emphasize enough just how important nutrition is for their future well-being. 

BENEFITS OF IMPROVED NUTRITION BEYOND BETTER BONE MINERAL DENSITY

Osteoporosis is a disease of older people that results from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic women tend to have an increased chance of having any kind of cancer and breast cancer. (2) Calcium intake during the teen years of life is vital to decrease the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Teen girls absorb calcium better: 326mg in teenage girls versus just 73mg in older women of 1332 mg taken daily. Even more concerning is that teen girls’ daily consumption of calcium is far lower than what it should be. Increasing bone mass by just 5% cuts the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Achieving healthy bones depends on more than just calcium and vitamin D though. Deficiencies of vitamins B, C, E, and K as well as retinol disrupt bone’s health. (4) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville shares these statistics to inspire us all to boost intake of nutrients to build bone mass early and support it later to keep it healthy.

IMPROVE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows that kids and their families want to be sure that their nutritional efforts will be of value. TIP: Dietary fiber may raise the body’s absorption of calcium but does it in different ways for older men and women. Higher intake of dietary fiber and fruit fiber was protective against bone loss in men but not women. Fiber from vegetables was protective against spine bone loss in women but not men. Cereal fiber or nut and legume fiber improvements did not relate to bone loss in either men or women. Higher dietary fiber may decrease bone loss in men. (5) Who would have thought that fiber would have anything to do with bone mineral density? Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville thinks that many of our St. Francisville chiropractic patients would not have!

FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD

Luckily, some most perceptive doctors and researchers did observe that fiber intake was a protective factor of lumbar spine BMD in men aged 18 and 45 years of age but not in women. In men over 65 years, nutrient intake showed no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45, fiber did not produce a significant change to BMD, but daily fat intake significantly enhanced BMD. (6) A curious side note: A new study discredits the thought that BMD may be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in youth, but a new study discredited that thought. (7) However, there is evidence in the medical literature that stresses the overall benefit of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the health of the body, its bones and its spine.

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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville shares research about benefit of fiber for nutrient absorption and osteoporosis prevention/bone mineral density enhancement. 
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