“Youth is wasted on the young.” Have you heard that
saying? Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation supposes that there is
a bit of truth in that for all of us - and particularly
our Tonawanda spines - as we age. When we’re 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 fit
when we desire living our lives less painfully and more
fully. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation reveals what Tonawanda
chiropractic patients can do now to deal with bone mineral
density (BMD) issues, no matter their current age.
BMD AND OSTEOPOROSIS: BUILD BMD WHILE YOUNG
Elevating peak bone mass early in life may decrease
osteoporosis risk later in life. A recent report 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 leading
factors were body weight at adolescence and young adulthood which positively influenced
BMD. (1) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation cannot stress enough just
how vital nutrition is for their future well-being.
BENEFITS OF IMPROVED NUTRITION BEYOND BETTER BONE MINERAL
Osteoporosis is a disease of older people that stems
from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic
women tend to have an heightened chance
of having any type of cancer and breast cancer. (2) Calcium intake during
the teen years of life is important to reduce 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 way lower than what it should be. Boosting
bone mass by just 5% drops the risk of fracture
by 40%. (3) Attaining healthy bones is subject
to 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) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares
these stats to encourage us all to boost
intake of nutrients to build bone mass initially and support it
later to keep it healthy.
IMPROVE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows that kids and their
families want to be sure that their nutritional efforts will be of value. TIP: Dietary fiber may boost the body’s
absorption of calcium but does it in different ways for older
men and women. Greater 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 imagined that fiber would
have anything to do with bone mineral density? Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation supposes
that many of our Tonawanda chiropractic patients would not
FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD
Luckily, there are some very
observant researchers and doctors around!
They discovered that fiber intake was a protective factor of
lumbar spine BMD in men aged 18 and 45 years of
age but not in females. In men over 65 years, nutrient
intake showed no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45,
fiber didn’t produce a significant change to BMD, but daily fat intake did significantly. (6) An interesting side note: It had been thought that bone
mineral density may be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in
young persons, but a recent study debunked that
thought. (7) However, medical literature points out that the general
benefit of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the health
of the body, its bones and its spine.
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